A state reportable crash is defined as a crash involving an injury, a fatality or at least $4,000 in property damage. Crashes with undomesticated animals (i.e., wildlife) that do not involve injury or fatality are not reportable to the state regardless of the property damage amount.
North Dakota Century Code reads as follows:
39-08-09. Immediate notice of accident - Penalty.
1. The driver of a vehicle involved in an accident
resulting in injury to or death of any individual, or property damage to an
apparent extent of at least four thousand dollars, shall immediately give
notice of the accident to the local police department if the accident occurs
within a municipality, otherwise to the office of the county sheriff or the
state highway patrol. A driver who violates this section must be assessed a fine
of fifty dollars. The name of the motor vehicle insurance policy carrier and
the policy number of the driver, or if the driver is not the owner of the
vehicle, then the motor vehicle insurance policy carrier and the policy number
of the owner of the vehicle, must be furnished to the law enforcement officer
investigating the accident. If the driver does not have the required
information concerning insurance to furnish to the investigating law
enforcement officer, then within five days of the accident the driver shall
supply that information to the driver's license division in the form the
2. The director may suspend the license or permit
to drive and any nonresident operating privileges of any person failing to
comply with the duties as provided in sections 39-08-06 through 39-08-09 until
those duties have been fulfilled, and the director may extend the suspension
not to exceed thirty days.
3. The driver of a vehicle involved in an accident
with an undomesticated animal resulting in property damage only to the driver's
vehicle is exempt from the notice requirements of this section, regardless of
the amount of damage to the driver's vehicle.