Sheriff's Office makes accident reports available online
The Genesee County Sheriff’s Office has now made accident reports available online at http://geneseecsony.policereports.us/ or by clicking on the link from the Sheriff’s Office home page http://www.co.genesee.ny.us/departments/sheriff/index.html or from the Sheriff’s Office records page.
Reports can be searched by date of accident, driver or registered owner’s last name, or the accident report number. Downloads are available in pdf or tiff format and cost $10 each. Reports will be uploaded to the site within approximately five business days from the date of the accident. Payment can be made through the secure site with a credit card or by contacting PoliceReports.US at 1-800-489-0190 to see if you qualify for a prepaid account.
This service will save time and make the accident report process more efficient. It is available 24/7 and allows immediate access to the report once it is uploaded. Accident reports can still be acquired by contacting the Genesee County Sheriff’s Office Records Division directly by phone at 585-345-3000, ext. 3560; by fax at 585-345-3089; in person or by mail to Genesee County Sheriff’s Office -- Records Division, 165 Park Road, Batavia, New York 14020; but this is now the preferred method of accident report distribution.
I have a question... When you are in an accident, don't you receive a copy of the write up? Why would someone what a print out of someone's accident report?
Attorneys, insurance adjusters, etc.
Is there a $10 fee for walking into the Sheriff's Dept. and having a copy handed to you, or having one faxed? If not, it's not a suprise that this would now be the "preferred method of accident report distribution."
Don't get me wrong, I also see the obvious reasons why this makes sense.