A Collision Reporting Centre is a facility where the members of the public can report traffic collisions to meet provincial legal requirements and insurance needs.

Alberta law requires all collisions where persons are injured, or where property damage exceeds $5,000 among all vehicles involved, to be reported to the police.

Keep in mind, you will need to report the collision in the jurisdiction/city limits where the collision took place.

Motor Vehicle Collisions

Steps to be taken by all drivers before arriving at the Collision Reporting Centre:

  1. Check the “Exceptions” that follow to determine if police presence is required.
  2. If it is safe to do so, remove vehicle from the roadway.
  3. Exchange information with the other involved drivers/parties, including independent witnesses. Obtain names, addresses, phone numbers, insurance and vehicle information, including driver’s licence and plate number.
  4. As soon as possible, go to the Collision Reporting Centre with your vehicle. If your vehicle is driveable, please attend one of the collision reporting centres with your vehicle as soon as possible. If your vehicle is disabled and requires a tow, the tow company will transport you and your vehicle to the Collision Reporting Centre directly from the scene.
  5. Bring your documentation with you to the Collision Reporting Centre (driver’s licence, vehicle registration and insurance). The driver must report to the Collision Reporting Centre with the vehicle.


The Collision Reporting Centre can be used to process collisions that do not fall into one of the categories below. In these circumstances, police will need to respond and investigate the collision:

Note: you may be referred to the CRC at the officer’s discretion despite these exceptions. If so, you must comply.

  1.  Major injury or death
  2. Criminal activity, examples: impaired driving, stolen vehicle, assault
  3. City and school buses
  4. Vehicles transporting dangerous goods
  5. Damage to private municipal, or highway property
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