Report a Minor Traffic Accident

Cold Reporting

In order to file a cold report for a minor traffic accident, one of the following situations must apply: 

CSPD was on Accident Alert  The Wreck was on Private Property  There was less than $1,000 in total damages to all involved vehicles
  • No one died or was hurt, and;
  • There were no drugs or alcohol involved, and;
  • The wreck did not damage public property (e.g., road sign, utility pole, etc.), and;
  • All drivers in the accident are still there and everyone agrees to cold report, and;
  • All involved parties have vehicle and insurance information to exchange.   
  • No one died or was hurt, and;
  • There were no drugs or alcohol involved, and;
  • All drivers in the accident are still there and everyone agrees to cold report, and;
  • All involved parties have vehicle and insurance information to exchange, and;
  • There is no major property damage caused by the wreck (e.g., vehicle wrecked into a  building)  
  • No one died or was hurt, and;
  • There was no drugs or alcohol involved, and;
  • All drivers in the accident are still there and everyone agrees to cold report, and;
  • All involved parties have vehicle and insurance information to exchange, and;
  • No one asks for a police officer to take the report. 

You can file your report either online or mail the completed form to the Colorado Motor Vehicle Division. CSPD can't accept the completed forms; you must send them to the State.

NOTE: If someone hits your car in a parking lot or while it was parked on a city street, left without leaving his/her information (Hit & Run) and you or a witness do not know or have the other driver’s name and description or the other vehicle’s license plate number, then you will need to report the accident over the counter or online.  

Report a Traffic Accident Online       Traffic Accident Form