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STATE OF NEW YORK
INSURANCE DEPARTMENT
25 BEAVER STREET
NEW YORK
, NEW YORK  10004

George E. Pataki
Governor

Howard Mills
Superintendent

Circular Letter No. 16 (2006)
July 20, 2006
TO: ALL AUTHORIZED MOTOR VEHICLE INSURERS AND INSURANCE PRODUCER ORGANIZATIONS
RE: REQUESTS FOR MOTOR VEHICLE POLICE ACCIDENT REPORTS
STATUTORY REFERENCE:  ARTICLE 26 OF THE INSURANCE LAW AND REGULATION 64

                         

The purpose of this Circular Letter is to advise that the New York State Police has informed the Department that it will no longer provide copies of police accident reports directly to requesting parties. Effective May 15, 2006, insurers and producers wishing to obtain copies of state police accident reports may request them directly from The New York Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV).

To request a copy of a police accident report filed with DMV, please see form MV-198C, which includes appropriate instructions, on the DMV website at http://www.nysdmv.com/forms.htm#pubuse.

 

Very truly yours,

 

____________________________
Mark Presser
Assistant Deputy Superintendent &
Chief Examiner
Property Bureau