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 July 18, 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).

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.
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.
Newton GA 7/16/2024 Delayed Currently working with court clerks as we experience remote connectivity issues. Please expect delays while we complete searches via conventional methods.
Mercer KY 6/13/2024 CLOSED The courthouse will be closed due to the county is celebrating its 250 years of existence. Please anticipate delays.
St. Tammany LA 6/13/2024 Delayed The public access terminal remains down as the court builds a new case management system. Please be sure to expect delays while we complete searches using conventional methods.
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.
Antrim, Grand Traverse, & Leelanau MI 06/18/2024 Delayed The public access terminals are currently down with no ETA for restoration. As a result, we are unable to process searches at this time. We are collaborating closely with the court to obtain further information. 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.
Tioga NY 6/27/2024 Delayed In March 2024, Tioga transitioned to clerk-assisted operations. The clerks have since found they cannot manage their regular daily tasks in addition to assisting with searches. As a result, they have implemented a limit of 10 searches per day. This has led to a backlog, with no current plans to revise the process. Currently, clerks are processing search requests from early May. Please expect delays.
Cuyahoga OH 05/7/2024 Delayed 06/06/2024, conversion to the new case management system is complete. Please continue to expect delays while we catch up from the transition.
Marion TN 5/30/2024 Delayed The main clerk responsible for completing background checks is currently out of the office for an extended period. The remaining clerks are doing their best to manage and support the workload. Please expect delays.
Bexar TX 6/06/2024 Delayed The Court has merged its Court Records and Fugitive searches into a single Justice Portal. At present, no criminal data is accessible on the new public portal. As a result, we are unable to process searches at this time. We are collaborating closely with the court to obtain further information. Please anticipate delays.
Guadalupe TX 7/16/2024 Delayed The online public access terminal is experiencing intermittent outages. The Court Clerks are aware of the outage, however, they do not have an eta for when this will be resolved. As a result, we are unable to process searches at this time. Please anticipate delays.
Jefferson TX 7/09/2024 Delayed Jefferson, TX: Courts are closed due to Hurricane Beryl until further notice. Delays are anticipated.
San Jacinto TX 6/13/2024 Delayed The Court is transitioning to a new case management system with no ETA for when the transition will be completed. As a result, we are unable to process searches at this time. We are collaborating closely with the court to obtain further information. Please anticipate delays.
King WA 6/21/2024 Delayed Seattle Municipal Public Access does not display date of birth (DOB) details. The new Judicial Information System (JIS) Public Access, which we use to verify DOB for Seattle cases, will not include Seattle Municipal Court cases until August 19. Therefore, any Seattle Municipal Court case filed on or after March 1, 2024, will need to be held due to the lack of DOB information until the new JIS is updated. Cases filed before March 1, 2024, are not affected, as DOB details are currently available in the new JIS. Please expect delays.
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.