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Accident Reports

Accident Reports Are Available Online

Be sure to complete the following fields:

  • COUNTY (47 Lorain)
  • Crash Date (format: 01/01/1900)
  • Jurisdiction (Elyria 25256)
  • Law Enforcement (ELYRIA POLICE DEPARTMENT 04704)

To get results, click “Get Report Data” and then “Select Report” to open the requested report.

Please keep in mind, there are many factors that may delay the report you are looking for to show up. If after 7 business days, the report is not there, contact Elyria Police Records at 440-322-2241 or email EPD Records for a status update.

Private property crashes will not appear on this site, i.e., in the parking lot of a business. These reports you will need to obtain directly from the Police Department. Reports obtained from the above website are free of charge. Once reports are available, they will be immediately available online, however, if you prefer to pick a copy up from the department, there may be a delay due to hours of operation and other job requirements.

Police Reports

Copies of police reports are available free of charge. It typically takes at least 72 hours after an incident/accident is reported before a copy of a police report is available. Download Records Request Form

How to Request Records:

In Person

Visit us during normal operating hours at the Elyria Police Department, 18 West Avenue, Elyria Ohio 44035.

By Mail

Requests should be mailed to: Elyria Police Records Room, 18 West Avenue, Elyria Ohio 44035.

Please be sure to include the e-mail address the report should be sent to, or a phone number we should call to notify you the report is ready for pick-up.

By Fax

Our fax number is 440-326-1243. Please be sure to include the fax number or e-mail address the report should be sent to.

By Email

E-mail your request to Please note that investigative reports are not permitted for release.

Vehicle Release

You must obtain a vehicle release to retrieve your vehicle after it has been towed. This can be picked up at the Record Room. Vehicles can be released 24 hours a day, with staff available to process the release even if it is outside of normal operating hours. Be sure to bring the following:

  •  Proof of registration
  • Vehicle title to prove ownership
  • Valid driver license/state identification
  • Two (2) valid drivers with driver’s licenses for identification

The Elyria Police Department currently is under towing contract with:

Sugar Ridge Incorporated Towing and Repair Service

41524 Griswold Road
Elyria, Ohio 44035
Phone: 440-723-2615

Bicycle Licenses

Bicycle licenses are available through the Elyria Police Department Records Division. Cost is $1.00 “one dollar” per bicycle.

Record Checks

A citizen requesting a local record check for employment purposes may do so in person at the Records Division of the police department. This service is done free of charge.


Open Mon-Fri
7:30 AM – 4:00 PM

Closed weekends and holidays.

Elyria Police Department
18 West Avenue
Elyria, Ohio 44035