Chester Police Accident Reports

There may be essential evidence included on a Police Accident Report, (which is a compilation of the Investigating Officer’s findings). This report is filed electronically, and your request is required to get a copy. The report will likely include notations listing contributors to the accident, as well as a drawing or image showing the point of impact and visible vehicle damages.

The information Auger & Auger has provided on this page includes complete instructions for locating a copy of your Chester Police Accident Report. If we can help to interpret and answer any questions you may have about your report, please contact us at (803) 470-5298 for a free consultation. Reports are only provided to individuals directly involved in an accident. We do not provide reports to third parties such as attorneys, or insurance carriers.

How to Obtain Your Chester Police Accident Report

The Records Division of the Chester Police Department has provided us with the following details and points of contact to assist in the acquisition of your Police Accident Report. You will find specific instructions within the access sections below.  

There is a $7.00 fee for a copy of your Police Accident Report, whether you are or are not an involved party. You may receive your report in person, by fax, by mail or email, once it has been prepared and paid for.

Uninvolved parties must provide a Freedom of Information Act Chester City FOIA Request Form and submit as indicated on the form; also see minimal fees on page 2 of FOIA form. We have included also placed this form link below within the relevant access descriptions. Note: uninvolved parties may only be allowed to receive a redacted copy, at the discretion of the Records Officer.   

Note: For Interstate accident reports, see specific instructions to request your report from the South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles in the By Mail section.


Chester City’s website includes several pages dedicated to the Police Department on which they offer documents (including the FOIA form) and community information. However, your Police Accident Report must be obtained by contacting Records by Phone, in Person, or By Mail, as described in the following sections.

Chester Police Website

Chester City FOIA Request Form – Note: Must be submitted to the Human Resources Department address on the form.

By Phone

Chester Police Department

Records Unit

Phone: (803) 581-2132, extension 222

Chester City Human Resources (Processes the FOIA Requests)

Phone: (803) 581-5056  

In Person

The Chester Police Department Records Unit is located in City Hall, at the following address:

Chester City Police Department

Records Unit

100 West End Street

Chester, SC 29706

Hours: 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Days: Monday – Friday

Closed holidays

By Mail

Involved parties and their representatives must request a Police Accident Report by providing a copy of their current identification, the date, and location of the accident, and the $7.00 fee by check or money order, payable and mailed to:

Chester City Police Department

Attn: Records Unit

100 West End Street

Chester, SC 29706

Uninvolved Parties: Request a Police Accident Report by downloading Chester City FOIA Request Form and mailing it to the above address, Attn: Human Resources Department. Call Human Resources or Records Unit for questions.

Alternatively, if your traffic accident took place on the Interstate, you will need to download and mail in this Request for Officer’s Report (SCDMV Form FR-50) from the South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles. Fill out the form as completely as possible and sign. Send 2 copies along with a check or money order payable to SCDMV for $6.00, to the address below:

Financial Responsibility
P.O. Box 1498
Blythewood, SC 29016-0040

DMV in Person: The Blythewood and Columbia (Shop Road) branches of SCDMV can also complete this request if you are able to visit one of the following offices in person. Simply click the link to view the physical address, business hours, phone number and wait times for each office:

Columbia Shop Road


Free Consultation and Accident Report Review

Please don’t hesitate to contact Auger & Auger Accident and Injury Lawyers at 828-222-7649 for a no-cost consultation to discuss your accident and Chester Police Accident Report. Our dedication to passionately defending the rights of our clients is further expressed by offering you a zero-fee guarantee – we only get paid if we win your case!