The Barry County Sheriff’s Office is responsible for filing accident reports for accidents that occur in the county and are policed by the Sheriff’s Office. If you would like to obtain a copy of an accident report that was taken by the Sheriff’s Office, you will need to provide us with the following:
- Accident Report Number
- Date of accident
- Location of accident occurrence
- Five dollar ($5.00) fee (Checks made payable to Barry County)
Reports can be obtained in person during business hours, or by mail addressed to: Barry County’s Sheriff’s Office RECORDS DIVISION 1212 W. State Street Hastings, MI 49058
Filing an Accident Report
A walk in accident report can be taken at our office anytime of the day or night. This would be in the instance where two parties are involved in an accident in our area and either a road patrol officer could not respond or the parties decided not to wait for them to respond to the roadway. These reports take approximately ten minutes per person. It involves reviewing a questionnaire with the parties, having them complete the needed data.
(Car vs. Deer Accidents Only) Reports of car/deer accidents must be made at the Sheriffs Office within 48 hours of occurrence, if the vehicle is drivable. Both the vehicle and the driver at the time of the accident must appear at the Sheriffs Office to file the report. These reports involve reviewing the damage to the vehicle and completing a simple accident report form.
You will need to provide:
- Driver's License
- Auto Registration
- Proof of Insurance