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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

Department of Financial Services

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