Court Updates

COURT UPDATES

Latest Court Information

National Crime Search is firmly dedicated to providing you with the most up to date court closings and restrictions. Due to the interruptive complications of COVID-19, we have created several strategic contingencies to compensate for
such turbulent times. The rapid rate of changes and delays do inhibit our operations, as this is an industry-wide issue. To contend with the ongoing changes, NCS will actively update/monitor this page. Please note, that while we are
exceptionally confident in our ability to offer you fast, precise information, our pandemic circumstances may impede the process. Periodic inclement weather and flooding can also cause courts to close. While our exemplary swiftness and
accuracy is not guaranteed currently, our diligence always is. We will continue to proudly serve you and maintain our reputation of excellence in quality service. Thank you for your patience during these difficulties.

Court Closures and Delays

STATUS AS OF May 21, 2024

County State Last Updated Closure Status Notes
Los Angeles CA 08/23/2021 Limited Access What is the D.O.B. situation?California superior courts have started removing the date-of-birth search fields from their online portals. Due to the nature of such a dramatic change, this will prove challenging for larger volumed areas. The original DOB filter for Los Angeles has been replaced with a “month and year” filter, (M&YOB). Appriss utilizes the in-court process as it’s always been the most accurate, timely, and price-effective process for our clients. The in-court PAT replaced a full DOB with a M&YOB.What does this mean for future searches?The month and year are still available on the PAT, but the clerk will not verify more than month and year. Defendants who physically appear in court are the only ones allowed to have full DOB accessed. Attorneys are also excluded from the PII and will not be able to access the full DOB. National Crime Search is currently working to assess the impact on our searches both in turnaround time and clerk fees. The Superior court hasn’t yet indicated a fee schedule for the assistance linked with confirmation of Month and Year (M&YOB) on searches. We will continue to update clients as we obtain firm information.

California & Michigan DOB Redaction Information – Professional Background Screening Association (thepbsa.org).

Gila AZ 4/11/2024 Delayed Please anticipate delays as our team collaborates closely with clerks and monitors due to the court’s understaffing.
Marin CA 04/16/2024 Delayed If you need a “Confidential” case a signed notarized authorization from the subject is required to confirm the DOB. Delays are a possibility.
Bibb GA 5/14/2024 Delayed Superior and State Court indexes are offline out of an abundance of caution due to a potential cyber-attack. The court is actively adding additional security measures and is investigating the potential breach. While the court confirmed that they are working to resolve the issue as soon as possible there is no ETA at this time. Please expect delays.
Effingham GA 5/21/2024 Delayed The public access terminal is currently down for updates. Please anticipate delays.
Fulton GA 1/30/2024 Delayed 4/23/2024, the State court has successfully completed updates to the court index. Delays are possible.
Muscogee GA 3/26/2024 Delayed Currently working with court clerks as we experience connectivity issues. Please expect delays while we complete searches via conventional methods.
Multiple GA 12/12/2023 Delayed The court’s online index is down for maintenance in the following counties: Baldwin, Bryan, Carroll, Coweta, Dougherty, Henry, Liberty, Newton, Thomas. Since there are limited in-court public access terminals, please expect delays while we complete searches via conventional methods. We gained access to the updated online index, but images are currently unavailable so all searches with possible hits must be conducted in court. As a result, please expect delays.
ALL Counties ID 4/2/2024 Delayed Collaborating with court clerks to address connectivity issues hindering our access to PII verification. Please anticipate delays as our team continues to monitor the situation.
ALL Counties KS 5/21/2024 Delayed ON HOLD Kansas Cyber Attack and Public Access Status: We have confirmed all counties have been updated except for Sedgwick County.
Multiple Counties MA 4/2/2024 Delayed Springfield District, Northampton District, Holyoke District, Woburn District, and Somerville District—are still experiencing downtime. Please anticipate delays.
Berrien MI 04/2/2024 Delayed Berrien County Trial Court is undergoing a transition period as they switch to a new computer system. During this time, access and the ability to conduct record checks will be suspended for 2-3 weeks.
Bolivar MS 05/7/2024 Delayed The public access terminal is currently down. Please anticipate delays.
DeSoto MS 04/30/2024 Delayed The clerks are behind on completing background checks due to staffing shortages. We are expecting extended delays.
Holmes MS 02/27/2024 Delayed The clerks are behind on completing background checks. We are expecting extended delays.
All Counties NH 06/13/2023 Delayed The clerks are behind on background check requests due to vacations, staffing, and holidays. Please expect some delays in all NH counties.
Washoe NV 02/13/2024 Delayed A change in the clerk’s process with conducting searches has caused a temporary delay with some searches. The clerks expect the turnaround time for this county to return to normal within a few weeks. In the meantime, please expect delays.
Cuyahoga OH 05/7/2024 Delayed Lyndhurst Municipal Court is converting to a new case management system until further notice. Their current public access will remain accessible however please expect delays.
Houston TN 5/07/2024 Delayed The clerk who conducts record searches will be out of the office until 05/14. No alternative assistance will be provided during this time. Please anticipate delays.
San Patricio TX 5/09/2024 Delayed The public access terminal is currently down for updates. Please anticipate delays.
Travis TX 2/06/2024 Delayed Updates were made to Austin Municipal Court’s primary index causing searches to be put on a temporary hold if the order requests this Municipal Court. Please note, the Austin Municipal Court is not part of a standard search so this only affects orders that request this court.
Multiple Counties MI 04/11/2023 Delayed Due to Michigan’s clean slate law that went into effect on 4/11/2023, multiple counties are experiencing delays and have reporting limitations. For more information, please click here.