Non-Reportable Accidents: Negative Certificate (198D)
Upon receipt of police and motorist reports, the DMV reviews the accident to make sure it meets the requirements of a reportable accident as follows:
Reportable accidents must show on the report either $1000.00 or more worth of damage or personal injury. If it does not meet either of the criteria, the reports are then destroyed by the DMV.
Should there be no record of a reportable accident or the requested document not be on file with the DMV, it will provide a certified document (negative certificate) stating this fact.