Copies of Police and Accident Reports?
To obtain a copy of a police or accident report that occurred in COTTAGE GROVE, please download this PDF file and provide us with as many details as possible (date, time, location and case number, if available) to assist in efficiently processing your request.  Print out the request form and submit it through any of the following methods:

1.  Email a scanned copy of the form to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

2.  Fax the form to 651-458-2820

3.  Mail the form to the address printed on the form

4.  Bring the form in person to the police department during regular business hours - see below

All record requests are processed during regular business hours, 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, with the exception of holidays.  We fill requests as quickly as we can. However, information on some reports may be private or confidential and therefore must be separated before copies can be released.  Questions regarding police reports should be directed to 651-458-2850.

Submitting an Accident Report
Every driver in an accident resulting in $1,000 or more in property damage, or injury or death, MUST COMPLETE the Minnesota Motor Vehicle Accident Report form.  This form must be completed and sent to Driver and Vehicle Services within 10 days.  The form can be obtained at the Dept. of Motor Vehicle website by following this link and selecting Minnesota Motor Vehicle Accident Report.

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