Colorado Department of Revenue
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Accidents or Tickets


Driver's Side Mirror

How do I get a copy of a report of an accident that I was involved in?


You will need to send a written request with:

  • Your name
  • Date of birth
  • Your Driver License Number
  • Your signature
  • Your mailing address
  • Date of the accident
  • The location (City and County) of the accident


Allow eight weeks for receipt of the accident report by the enforcement agency and data entered into the driver's license system.  (Accidents investigated by the Colorado State Patrol are electronically sent to us and available within one week from the date of the accident.)  Please note we can only release the report on an accident that was investigated by a law enforcement agency or one for which you personally filled out a counter report.  The Department maintains accident information for seven years.


Penalty Assessment


The Penalty Assessment Unit is responsible for processing citations issued by police agencies that are written under the Colorado State Statutes.  Any citation payable to the Department of Revenue must be postmarked within 20 days of the violation date in order for payment to be applied to the citation to prevent an unpaid citation going to court.  Payment may be check, money order or cash (it is not recommended that cash be sent through the mail).  Online payment is not available.  All checks or money orders should be made payable to the Department of Revenue.  Citations that are designated as a Summons or a Municipal citation must be paid through the appropriate court and cannot be accepted through the Department of Revenue.


A point reduction will be applied to all citations paid in a timely manner.   The charge shown on the citation will remain the same.  Payment is considered an admission of guilt and if an individual wishes to contest the citation a court appearance is required.  Court appearance date is shown on the citation.


All citations issued to a minor (an individual under the age of 18) must be accompanied with an Advisement Regarding a Penalty Assessment/Summons and Complaint, Form DR 2334 which the officer should provide to the minor.  Parental signature must be witnessed by a Notary Public and seal with signature of Notary on the form.


Lost tickets,  Port of Entry citations,  payment verification, court phone number or questions regarding a Penalty Assessment Citation may be answered through 303-205-5610.