OREGON TRAFFIC ACCIDENT AND INSURANCE REPORT
Tear this sheet off your report, read and carefully follow the directions.
ONLY drivers involved in an accident resulting in any of the following MUST file an Accident & Insurance Report:
• Damage to your vehicle is over $2500
• Injury (No matter how minor)
Oregon law requires these reports be filed within 72 hours of the accident. If you are not able to file within the 72 hours, submit it as soon as possible. If you fail to report the accident to DMV, it may result in suspension of your driving privileges. If the police department files a police report, you are still required to file your own Accident and Insurance Report with DMV. If you are an out-of-state resident, you are still required to file your own Accident Report with DMV. DMV does not determine fault in an accident, but does post the accident to the driving record of those drivers required to report, unless the vehicle is parked.
If you have questions, please call the Crash Reporting Unit at (503) 945-5098.
PRINT OR TYPE ALL INFORMATION. (Use black or dark blue ink and press firmly.)
• Complete both sides of the form.
• If additional vehicles were involved in the accident, complete the attached Supplemental Report (Form 735-32B), or on a blank piece of paper, write all the information as requested in Section 4, the “Other Driver” Section.
• DMV Headquarters will verify the insurance information submitted. Complete the insurance section or a suspension of your driving privileges may occur.
DATE, LOCATION AND TIME — Clearly identify the date, location and time of the accident. The correct date, location and time is critical to processing your report. If you are unsure of the county, contact any local law enforcement agency for assistance.
YOUR VEHICLE (# 1) — DMV will consider your accident uninsured if you do not complete ALL of this section. You must list the insurance company name (not agent) and policy number that provided liability coverage for your operation of the vehicle you were driving at the time of the accident. Note the coverage is for liability insurance, not collision or comprehensive coverage. DMV will verify this information with the insurance company. If the insurance company denies the coverage, DMV will suspend your Oregon driving privileges.
Answer all of the questions in Section 3. DMV will use the information provided in these questions to code the accident. It is important for you to understand “principal purpose of driving” and “paid to drive.” These include ONLY persons employed or being paid for the purpose of driving, NOT driving to reach a destination to perform a service. Property includes, but is not limited to, fixed or real property, landscaping, signs, parked vehicles, and animals.
COMMERCIAL MOTOR VEHICLE OPERATORS: In addition to this report, Oregon Administrative Rule requires that Form 735-9229, Motor Carrier Crash Report, MUST be filed within 30 days of a commercial motor vehicle accident when there is a FATALITY, INJURY (requiring treatment away from the scene), or when a vehicle is TOWED from the scene because of disabling damage. Form 735-9229 (attached on back) MUST be submitted with Oregon Traffic Accident and Insurance Report (Form 735-32) to DMV. Call (503) 986-3507 for questions regarding the Motor Carrier Crash Report.
OTHER VEHICLE (# 2) — Completion of this information will help DMV match all driver's accident reports more efficiently. If additional vehicles were involved in the accident, complete attached Supplemental Report (Form 735-32B).
DESCRIPTION AND SIGNATURE — Describe what happened. It is important for you to sign and date the form. Only a family member may sign and date this form on behalf of a driver when the driver is incapacitated or physically unable to sign. No other signatures will be accepted.
COMPLETING AND FILING REPORT
OTHER SIDE OF FORM — Complete the other side of the form. Information collected from both sides of this form is used by DMV and other officials in making valuable transportation decisions about the roadway systems and driver safety.
YOUR COPY — Under Oregon law ORS 802.220 (5), DMV can not provide you a copy of your Oregon Traffic Accident and Insurance Report. If you wish to have a complete copy of your report (front and back), you will need to make a copy for your records.
RECEIPT — Attached is a PINK courtesy copy of your report. After you have completed both sides of the form, tear the PINK copy off for your records. If you want a receipt, bring the form, with the PINK copy, to a DMV office and have your copy validated. Without a receipt, you will have no proof of submitting a report.
MAIL — Mail the form to Crash Reporting Unit, DMV, 1905 Lana Ave NE, Salem OR 97314 or FAX to (503) 945-5267, or deliver it to any DMV office.
PURSUANT TO OREGON INSURANCE LAW, AN INSURANCE COMPANY CAN NOT REQUIRE REPAIRS BE MADE TO A MOTOR VEHICLE BY A PARTICULAR PERSON OR REPAIR SHOP.