Colorado law requires that all motor vehicle accidents be reported to the proper law enforcement authorities. In some circumstances, you may be able to report your accident online to the Colorado Division of Motor Vehicles.
To file a report using the State of Colorado Online Accident Report, the accident must meet each of the following criteria:
No fatality or injury requiring medical attention was sustained by any person(s) involved in the accident, and;
The accident is not an alleged hit and run, or it is an alleged hit and run, and there is no information on the other driver involved in the accident, and;
The accident does not involve damage to any public property other than wildlife, and;
No drivers involved in the accident are suspected of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, or have insurance or driver’s license violations.
This report should also be used when "Accident Alert" was in effect at the time the accident occurred. "Accident Alert" is defined as those times when weather conditions are so severe that officers are unable to respond to the large volume of motor vehicle crashes or when the city is operating under a declaration of emergency. The Montrose PD is operating under "Accident Alert" for the duration of the COVID-19 declaration of emergency.