Many of us know CARFAX as being the go-to website if in the market for a used car. It's ownership history, whether it's had any title problems, and most importantly, whether it's been involved in any accidents could make or break a deal. Well now you can think of CARFAX as the place to go if you were involved in a car accident that took place within Brisbane and need a copy of the police report. Before, a written request would need to be submitted to the Police Department, which would then need to be manually processed by the Records Clerk. It could take 1-3 days before the report could be in the mail, or picked up at the Police Department. But thanks to the Brisbane Police Department recently teaming up with CARFAX, involved parties along with insurance companies can instantly obtain a copy of the report online, once it's been submitted by the Police Department. This service is being offered by CARFAX to the City free of charge. However, CARFAX does require a $5 convenience fee for using their service. Note: involved individuals may still request and obtain their reports free of charge through the existing procedure. It is anticipated that teaming up with CARFAX will allow for cost savings to be generated by way of less staff time being needed for processing and copying the reports, and less paper and postage costs needed to ensure report delivery.