Collision Reporting Centre


Owen Sound Police Services
922 2nd Ave W
Owen Sound, ON
N4K  4M7

(Right Hand Side of Lobby)

Business Hours

Monday to Friday 9:00am-5:00pm
Call (519) 371-6886 Web site:


A Collision Reporting Centre is a facility where the public in Owen Sound report traffic collisions.

The Highway Traffic Act requires that all collisions where persons are injured, where damage exceeds a combined value of $1,000.00, or where there is damage to highway property., MUST be reported to the Police.

Motor Vehicle Collisions

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

Check the exception list on the next page to determine if Police presence is CITY required.

If it is safe to do so, remove vehicle from the roadway.

Exchange information with the other involved parties, including independent witnesses. Obtain names, addresses, phone numbers, insurance and vehicle particulars, including licence plate number.

As soon as possible, attend with your vehicle at the Collision Reporting Centre. If your vehicle is drivable, you have 48 hours to report your accident at the Collision Reporting Centre.

Bring your documentation with you to the Collision Reporting Centre, i.e. drivers licence, ownership and insurance. The driver must attend with the vehicle.

Do You Report Hit And Run Collisions At The Collision Information Reporting Centre?
YES. A Police Officer will be dispatched if the suspect vehicle is still in the area of the collision

When should a driver attend the Collision Reporting Centre?
A driver involved in a property damage collision will report the collision at the Collision Reporting Centre during business hours, with the following exceptions.


Police will attend collisions involving:

  • Injury or death
  • Criminal activity, examples:
    Impaired driving, stolen vehicle, assault;
  • Federal, provincial, or municipal vehicles;
  • Vehicles transporting dangerous goods;
  • Damage to private, municipal, or highway property.
  • Where a tow truck is required.

Without exception, during business hours, towed vehicles must go directly to the collision reporting Centre from the scene of the collision.