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  • Obtain a copy of a Police or Accident Report

    Motor Crash Accident Reports: Not all accidents have crash reports generated.  Non-injury crashes with minor damage and non-injury accidents on private property generally do not have crash reports generated.  These are considered “log entries only” and involve exchange of drivers’ information only.

    Criteria for generating a motor crash reports includes damage over $1,500.00 per vehicle and/or a crash involving personal injury.  You may call The Records Division at (630) 668-2167 if you have questions.  A copy of a crash report may be obtained for $5.00 payable to the Village of Carol stream.  Please stop by the Police Department if you would like to pick up a copy of a crash report, or send in your request and payment to The Village of Carol Stream Police Department, 500 N Gary Ave. Carol Stream, IL  60188.

    Incident reports: If you need to get a copy of an incident report, it must be requested through a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request.  A FOIA clerk will review your request and respond within 5 business days (the first day is the day after your request date).  Not all incident reports are releasable and those that are released may be subject to redactions under the Freedom of information Act guidelines.   You will be given written notification of a denial or reasons for redactions with your fulfilled request.  To obtain more information about the Freedom of Information Act, please go to http://www.illinoisattorneygeneral.gov/ and click on the Public Access Counselor.

    Most incident reports are supplied free of charge.  There are minimal charges for fulfillments involving 50 or more pages or video or audio disks and in some other instances.  If there is a charge for fulfilling your FOIA request, you will be contacted before processing to advise you of the total that will be due.  We need adequate information to fulfill your request.  Information like the report number, the date of the incident, your name and date of birth, a general description of what occurred and a location will assist us to locate the proper report.  You may request more than one report on the same FOIA request.

    To obtain a Freedom of Information Act Request form, please click here.


    500 North Gary Avenue | Carol Stream, Illinois 60188 | Phone: (630) 665-7050 | TDD: (630) 668-5785 | Fax: (630) 665-1064