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If there is workable suspect information, the investigator will continue to work the case to resolution. If there is no workable information in the report, the investigator will contact you to ascertain if there is any new information available. If there is no new information or evidence, the case will be made inactive until any new information becomes available.
From the time the deputy writes the report to the time it is assigned to an investigator takes approximately 5-7 working days. You may obtain a copy of the report through Orange County Sheriff's Support Services Records Division at 714-834-6454 approximately 10-14 working days after the report is made.
Accident reports dated after September 2008 are also available online at the Orange County Sheriff's Office website, under the "E-services" section of the website.
The Request Authorization form may also be submitted by fax to OCSD Records at 714-834-5466, in person, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., or mailed to at:320 N Flower StreetP.O. Box 449Santa Ana, CA 92702
The cost of a report is 15 cents ($0.15) per page with the exception of a Domestic Violence report which is released at no cost to the victim. If your request is approved, you will be contacted to arrange pick-up and payment of the report. If your request is denied, you will receive a written denial in accordance with Government Code section 6255(b).
If there is a "hold" on the vehicle and it was towed from within Rancho Santa Margarita, contact the Administrative Sergeant for Rancho Santa Margarita at 949-635-1817. If there is a "hold" on the vehicle and it was towed from any city other than Rancho Santa Margarita, contact the Administrative Sergeant for the city in which the tow originated.