Do you still need to file an accident report if it occurs on private property, there are no injuries, and damages were paid out-of-pocket?

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If you hit an object on private property harming only your vehicle, and you pay out-of-pocket for your damages without involving your insurance company is it still necessary to call the police to the scene of the accident and filing a police report?

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