Residents may access traffic accident reports one of two ways:
Visit the Lake County Sheriff's Office Online Accident Report System
to obtain traffic accident reports online. There is a $13 fee for retrieving accident reports online*. This system allows reports to be available 24 hours a day via the internet, saving residents time and money.
Online reports are only available for accidents occurring after March 31, 2011.
Traffic accident reports may be obtained in person or by mail. Traffic accident reports cost $5 per report. In major accidents involving an accident reconstruction, the reports cost **$20 per copy. Accident reports can be picked up at the Lake County Sheriff's Office:
Lake County Sheriff’s Office
25 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue
Waukegan, IL 60085
Monday through Friday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
For accident reconstruction reports, it is best to call in advance as the entire report may not be available.
For more information about the Online Accident Report System
, please contact the Records Division
of the Lake County Sheriff’s Office at 847-377-4000.