A provincial change means you won’t be able to access motor vehicle collision reports through the North Bay Police Service any longer.
David Woolley, Corporate Communications Officer, says the change came into effect earlier this week.
“As of January 29, Motor Vehicle Collision reports can now only be requested directly from Ontario’s Ministry of Transportation via their website or by mail,” he says. “The North Bay Police Service used to be able to provide these reports, but, the province changed the way you can access them.”
Woolley does say in most instances, you won’t actually need a report.
“If you are involved in an accident all you’ll need to provide your insurance company with is a police incident number,” he says. “We will still provide everyone with a police incident number when we respond to a motor vehicle collision or when it’s reported to us.”
Woolley says from there your insurance company should be able to purchase the reports from the MTO on their own.
He says requesting an MVC report will cost $12 for an uncertified report or $18 for a certified report and payment must be made to MTO.
For more information visit the MTO website: www.ontario.ca/page/get-accident-report-vehicle-collision