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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

Status as of December 8, 2021

Court Closures and Delays


County State Last Updated Closure Status Notes
Crittenden AR 09/09/2021 Delayed

Cases requiring clerk assistance may be delayed.  We are limited in how frequently we are allowed to visit the court and the clerks are very behind on file pull requests.

Washington AR 09/01/2021 Delayed District Court searches must be completed by the clerks.  The court is short staffed and background checks are not their priority.
Mariposa CA 10/18/2021 Limited Access All searches must be conducted by the clerks and the court is currently backlogged with requests. Please expect delays .
Humboldt CA 10/07/2021 Delayed The court is now allowing researchers to access the public terminal located in the clerk’s office. Effective immediately, we will no longer be charging a $15.00 court fee in this county.
Kings CA 10/04/2021 Delayed Possible records must be completed by the court clerks. Expect delays.
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)
San Joaquin CA 08/11/2021 Delayed Possible records must have identifiers confirmed through the court clerks. Please expect delays.
Ventura CA 07/14/2021 Delayed Possible records must have identifiers confirmed through the court clerks. Please expect delays.
El Dorado CA 11/11/2021 Delayed Researcher visits this court daily. There is currently no PAT available to the researchers. All search requests must be submitted to the court clerks for completion. There is no limit to the number of requests that the researchers are able to submit to the clerks each day, however, court staff is stretched thin and TAT is further delayed as the court is currently in the process of transitioning to a new case management system.
Marin CA 03/17/2021 Delayed Cases requiring clerk assistance may be delayed. The court has reopened by appointment only. They are also limiting researchers to pull six cases per appointment. Please expect major delays.
San Bernardino CA 12/08/2020 Delayed Court has reopened however they are shorthanded. They are estimating that it will take up to 21 days to complete searches that require clerk assistance.
Santa Barbara CA 11/25/2020 Delayed Any searches requiring clerk assistance will be significantly delayed. The court furloughed most staff for several weeks and is still trying to catch up.
Contra Costa CA 07/08/2020 Delayed Cases requiring clerk assistance may be delayed.
Solano CA 07/08/2020 Delayed Courts are open with limited public access. All searches are indexed via public terminal. DOBs for possible records are verified via books. Once the case number is matched with a DOB, file must be ordered with clerks to retrieve case disposition. Once matching cases are identified and ordered, it takes the clerks 10-15 business days to scan. Please note delays are due to court’s backlog.
Kern CA 07/07/2020 Delayed The court has redact the DOB from public view. All possible records must be run through the clerk to validate identifiers. The clerks are very overwhelmed by requests at this point. Please expect major delays.
Santa Clara CA 11/11/2021 Delayed Search requests are initially conducted via the courts PAT. The PAT does not list DOB and there are often times when cases are missing additional details. In order to obtain complete case info and IDs requests must be submitted to the court clerks. The court is understaffed, therefore restricting and limiting the time for all the companies to access the lobby. Researchers are limited to 5 case file pull requests per day (depending on the staff’s availability, they sometimes permit a few more).
Washington DC 12/06/2021 Delayed The court is limiting how many appointments we are able to make. We will process as many searches as we can given the limitations.
Palm Beach FL 12/06/2021 Closed The court’s record keeping system is no longer providing any information on possible records. The court is aware of the issue and is working to fix it.
Columbia GA 12/06/2021 Delayed Cases requiring clerk assistance may be delayed.
Effingham GA 10/27/2021 Delayed The court’s online access is down. We are dispatching researchers to the court, but the process will be considerably slower. Expect delays.
Dougherty GA 11/30/2021 Delayed The court has restored access to their record keeping system and we are processing searches as quickly as possible.
Fayette GA 12/06/2021 Delayed Court is limiting how many appointments we are able to make. We will process as many searches as we can given the limitations.
Georgia GA 10/26/2021 Delayed Our GA statewides are processed through a police department in GA and they are short staffed due to a staff member passing. Expect delays.
Bryan GA 10/26/2021 Delayed The court’s online access is down. We are dispatching researchers to the court, but the process will be considerably slower. Expect delays.
Henry GA 11/30/2021 Delayed The court has restored access to their record keeping system and we are processing searches as quickly as possible.
Fulton GA 11/30/2021 Delayed Many searches require files to be pulled to get complete information. The court is short staffed and struggling with the volume of file pulls.
Coffee  GA 10/20/2021 Minimal Delay The clerk has confirmed it is safe to come back into the court to conduct research. Construction is still going on however where the pat is located has already been completed.
Thomas GA 12/02/2021 Delayed The court has restored access to their record keeping system and we are processing searches as quickly as possible.
Newton GA 11/30/2021 Delayed The court has restored access to their record keeping system and we are processing searches as quickly as possible.
Liberty GA 11/30/2021 Delayed The court has restored access to their record keeping system and we are processing searches as quickly as possible.
Carroll GA 12/02/2021 Delayed The court has restored access to their record keeping system and we are processing searches as quickly as possible.
Ware GA 09/21/2021 Delayed
We are able to conduct full criminal research in the following courts once again. Please keep in mind that document requests may still be delayed.
Wayne GA 09/15/2021 Delayed We are able to access the court by appointment only. The court is limiting each appointment to two hours. Expect delays.
DeKalb GA 05/10/2021 Delayed Court will not allow any access. Any searches requiring files to be pulled cannot be processed at this time.
Baldwin GA 04/21/2021 Delayed Court is limiting how many appointments we are able to make. We will process as many searches as we can given the limitations.
Bibb GA 07/08/2020 Delayed Cases requiring clerk assistance may be delayed
Clayton GA 12/01/2021 Delayed Complete information on possible hits is missing on many cases. The information can only be obtained through file request that the clerks must fulfill. According to the head clerk, the court is grossly understaffed and very backed up with file requests. Expect significant delays.
Will IL 09/23/2021 Delayed The court system has added the DOB back to their record keeping system and we are working to complete searches as quickly as possible.
Cook IL 11/24/2021 Delayed The court’s record keeping system is not functioning normally. Our researchers are experiencing extreme latency and intermittent outages. We will continue to process orders as quickly as possible. Additionally, we are experiencing delays in Cook County. Volumes in Cook County, IL are at unprecedented levels. While we are currently experiencing delays due to the dramatic increase in volumes, additional measures are being taken to increase capacity and minimize delay. These new measures will take time before the impacts are noticeable, but please be assured we are moving as quickly as possible. Unfortunately a realistic TAT or ETA is not able to be provided at this time. Please expect major delays.
St. Clair IL 11/01/2021 Delayed Cases requiring clerk assistance may be delayed.
St. John the Baptist LA 11/11/2021 Delayed Researchers can access the court by appointment only. Appointments are limited to an hour a day. Most searches can be completed using the publicly accessible terminal in the court, but some may require clerk assistance and can have significantly longer turnaround times.
Plymouth MA 10/29/2021 Closed The Boston area was hit with severe storms yesterday which knocked out power to many parts of the region. The power remains out in the Wareham District Court and the court will remain closed today.
Norfolk MA 10/28/2021 Closed The Boston area was hit with severe storms on Tuesday which knocked out power to many parts of the region. The power remains out in the Wareham District Court and the court will remain closed today.
Barnstable MA 10/29/2021 Closed The Boston area was hit with severe storms on Tuesday which knocked out power to many parts of the region. The power remains out in the Wareham District Court and the court will remain closed today.
All Courts MA 10/06/2021 Delayed Many searches require files to be pulled. Files can only be pulled by the court clerks. Additional delays can occur based on staffing in the court or other demands of the clerks time. Expect delays.
All Courts MD 11/09/2021 Delayed Document requests or searches requiring file pulls will be delayed.
Baraga MI 11/18/2021 Closed The Circuit Court has redacted the DOB from all publicly available information. The clerks are unwilling to provide any additional identifying information, therefore making it impossible to match multiple identifiers on a record. We are therefore unable to perform searches in this county. We will continue to try and resolve this situation with the courts and will immediately begin conducting searches again once it is resolved.
Barry MI 11/18/2021 Closed Both courts have redacted the DOB from all publicly available information. The clerks are unwilling to provide any additional identifying information, therefore making it impossible to match multiple identifiers on a record. We are therefore unable to perform searches in this county. We will continue to try and resolve this situation with the courts and will immediately begin conducting searches again once it is resolved.
Bay MI 11/18/2021 Closed Both courts have redacted the DOB from all publicly available information. The clerks are unwilling to provide any additional identifying information, therefore making it impossible to match multiple identifiers on a record. We are therefore unable to perform searches in this county. We will continue to try and resolve this situation with the courts and will immediately begin conducting searches again once it is resolved.
Branch MI 11/18/2021 Closed Both courts have redacted the DOB from all publicly available information. The clerks are unwilling to provide any additional identifying information, therefore making it impossible to match multiple identifiers on a record. We are therefore unable to perform searches in this county. We will continue to try and resolve this situation with the courts and will immediately begin conducting searches again once it is resolved.
Cheboygan MI 11/18/2021 Closed Both courts have redacted the DOB from all publicly available information. The clerks are unwilling to provide any additional identifying information, therefore making it impossible to match multiple identifiers on a record. We are therefore unable to perform searches in this county. We will continue to try and resolve this situation with the courts and will immediately begin conducting searches again once it is resolved.
Chippewa MI 11/18/2021 Closed Both courts have redacted the DOB from all publicly available information. The clerks are unwilling to provide any additional identifying information, therefore making it impossible to match multiple identifiers on a record. We are therefore unable to perform searches in this county. We will continue to try and resolve this situation with the courts and will immediately begin conducting searches again once it is resolved.
Emmet MI 11/18/2021 Closed Both courts have redacted the DOB from all publicly available information. The clerks are unwilling to provide any additional identifying information, therefore making it impossible to match multiple identifiers on a record. We are therefore unable to perform searches in this county. We will continue to try and resolve this situation with the courts and will immediately begin conducting searches again once it is resolved.
Iosco MI 11/18/2021 Closed The Circuit Court has redacted the DOB from all publicly available information. The clerks are unwilling to provide any additional identifying information, therefore making it impossible to match multiple identifiers on a record. We are therefore unable to perform searches in this county. We will continue to try and resolve this situation with the courts and will immediately begin conducting searches again once it is resolved.
Iron MI 11/18/2021 Closed Both courts have redacted the DOB from all publicly available information. The clerks are unwilling to provide any additional identifying information, therefore making it impossible to match multiple identifiers on a record. We are therefore unable to perform searches in this county. We will continue to try and resolve this situation with the courts and will immediately begin conducting searches again once it is resolved.
Kalaska MI 11/18/2021 Closed Both courts have redacted the DOB from all publicly available information. The clerks are unwilling to provide any additional identifying information, therefore making it impossible to match multiple identifiers on a record. We are therefore unable to perform searches in this county. We will continue to try and resolve this situation with the courts and will immediately begin conducting searches again once it is resolved.
Kent MI 10/21/2021 Delayed District court PAT issues have been resolved. We are processing searches as quickly as possible.
Oceana MI 11/18/2021 Closed Both courts have redacted the DOB from all publicly available information. The clerks are unwilling to provide any additional identifying information, therefore making it impossible to match multiple identifiers on a record. We are therefore unable to perform searches in this county. We will continue to try and resolve this situation with the courts and will immediately begin conducting searches again once it is resolved.
Otsego MI 11/18/2021 Closed Both courts have redacted the DOB from all publicly available information. The clerks are unwilling to provide any additional identifying information, therefore making it impossible to match multiple identifiers on a record. We are therefore unable to perform searches in this county. We will continue to try and resolve this situation with the courts and will immediately begin conducting searches again once it is resolved.
Sanilac MI 11/18/2021 Closed Both courts have redacted the DOB from all publicly available information. The clerks are unwilling to provide any additional identifying information, therefore making it impossible to match multiple identifiers on a record. We are therefore unable to perform searches in this county. We will continue to try and resolve this situation with the courts and will immediately begin conducting searches again once it is resolved.
Schoolcraft MI 11/18/2021 Closed Both courts have redacted the DOB from all publicly available information. The clerks are unwilling to provide any additional identifying information, therefore making it impossible to match multiple identifiers on a record. We are therefore unable to perform searches in this county. We will continue to try and resolve this situation with the courts and will immediately begin conducting searches again once it is resolved.
Genesee MI 09/30/2021 Delayed Both courts have redacted the DOB from all publicly available information. They will however provide other identifying information such as address if it is available on the record. We will provide all matching information that the court makes available.
Hillsdale MI 11/15/2021 Closed The District Court has redacted the DOB from all publicly available information. The clerks are unwilling to provide any additional identifying information, therefore making it impossible to match multiple identifiers on a record. We are therefore unable to perform searches in this county. We will continue to try and resolve this situation with the courts and will immediately begin conducting searches again once it is resolved.
Houghton MI 11/15/2021 Closed The District Court has redacted the DOB from all publicly available information. The clerks are unwilling to provide any additional identifying information, therefore making it impossible to match multiple identifiers on a record. We are therefore unable to perform searches in this county. We will continue to try and resolve this situation with the courts and will immediately begin conducting searches again once it is resolved.
Mason MI 11/11/2021 Delayed Both courts have redacted the DOB from all publicly available information. The clerks are unwilling to provide any additional identifying information, therefore making it impossible to match multiple identifiers on a record. We are therefore unable to perform searches in this county. We will continue to try and resolve this situation with the courts and will immediately begin conducting searches again once it is resolved.
Missaukee MI 09/14/2021 Closed The district court is no longer allowing any access to criminal records. We are working with the PBSA and the court to seek a resolution.
Montgomery MI 11/18/2021 Closed Both courts have redacted the DOB from all publicly available information. The clerks are unwilling to provide any additional identifying information, therefore making it impossible to match multiple identifiers on a record. We are therefore unable to perform searches in this county. We will continue to try and resolve this situation with the courts and will immediately begin conducting searches again once it is resolved.
Cass MI 07/07/2021 Closed Both courts are no longer allowing public access to court records. We are working with the PBSA and the court to seek a resolution.
Crawford MI 07/07/2021 Closed The district court is no longer allowing any access to criminal records. We are working with the PBSA and the court to seek a resolution.
Wexford MI 07/07/2021 Closed Both courts are no longer allowing public access to court records. We are working with the PBSA and the court to seek a resolution.
Charlevoix MI 07/02/2021 Closed The district court is no longer allowing any access to criminal records. We are working with the PBSA and the court to seek a resolution.
Gladwin MI 11/17/2021 Closed Both courts have redacted the DOB from all publicly available information. The clerks are unwilling to provide any additional identifying information, therefore making it impossible to match multiple identifiers on a record. We are therefore unable to perform searches in this county. We will continue to try and resolve this situation with the courts and will immediately begin conducting searches again once it is resolved.
Wayne MI 01/13/2021 Delayed Cases requiring clerk assistance may be delayed.
Washtenaw MI 07/08/2020 Delayed Limited Access, expected delays.
Oakland MI 03/19/2020 Delayed Limited Access, expected delays.
Van Buren MI 11/18/2021 Closed The Circuit Court has redacted the DOB from all publicly available information. The clerks are unwilling to provide any additional identifying information, therefore making it impossible to match multiple identifiers on a record. We are therefore unable to perform searches in this county. We will continue to try and resolve this situation with the courts and will immediately begin conducting searches again once it is resolved.
Harrison MS 10/04/2021 Delayed Records must be confirmed through the clerks. Expect delays.
Carbon MT 11/24/2021 Delayed Clerk searched only in addition to limited staff. Please expect delays.
Yellowstone MT 09/28/2021 Delayed The District Court is limiting researchers to one hour a day. Expect delays.
Silver Bow MT 08/16/2021 Delayed Searches must be conducted by clerks. The court is currently backlogged with requests. Please expect delays.
Lewis and Clark MT 04/07/2020 Delayed Clerk search only, limited staff. Please expect delays.
Civils NJ 10/21/2021 Unknown The NJ Civil Case Search portal is being updated and has had unexpected issues. Since results are currently unreliable, orders are being held until the court confirms that all issues are resolved.
Pershing NV 11/11/2021 Delayed Currently Pershing is in the process of digitizing their records. Significant delays can occur due to an inability to locate original case files. When the court began this process, they pulled original case files from where they had been stored and moved them into boxes, which are in turn split between four different locations. The court did not establish an order in which they were pulling or boxing cases, so years, case numbers, and names are all mixed up among these many boxes in four different locations.
Clark NV 11/05/2021 Delayed The Las Vegas Township public access site has been working intermittently throughout the week causing processing delays. It is not currently known when the site will begin functioning normally again.
Erie NY 12/07/2021 Closed The court is technically open, but their record keeping system is down. They are aware and are working to resolve the issue.
Montgomery OH 07/01/2021 Closed Miamisburg Municipal court’s record keeping system is down.
Oregon OR 10/20/2021 Delayed
We are able to conduct full criminal research in the following courts once again. Please keep in mind that document requests may still be delayed.
Grundy TN 10/05/2021 Delayed The court has reopened and we are processing searches as quickly as possible.
Hardeman TN 09/07/2021 Delayed The court has reopened and we are processing searches as quickly as possible.
Robertson TN 09/29/2021 Delayed Any searches requiring clerk assistance will be delayed. There is limited staff that can pull files and they handle the requests as time allows.
Davidson TN 09/08/2021 Delayed Searches with older possible cases require files to be pulled. Files can only be pulled by the clerks. The clerk that pulls the files will be out of the office for one week each month. Expect delays.
Tipton TN 09/02/2021 Delayed The court is open and we are processing searches as quickly as possible.
Lauderdale TN 08/20/2021 Delayed Court is reopen again by appointment. We will process any outstanding searches as quickly as possible.
Rutherford TN 08/17/2021 Delayed The court recently transitioned to new record keeping system. The new system does not use the same case numbers as the old system. Many searches require extra research as a result.
Shelby TN 08/17/2021 Delayed Searches with older possible cases require files to be pulled. The file pull process is cumbersome and slow. Please expect delays.
Henderson TN 07/27/2021 Delayed The court is open and we are processing searches as quickly as possible.
Coffee TN 12/02/2020 Delayed Names must be searched in two systems. PAT only provides name matches, the clerks must then pull files to determine if there are any other identifiers. Expect delays.
Lubbock TX 11/29/2021 Delayed Complete information on possible hits can only be obtained in the courthouse. The court is limiting how frequently researchers can visit. Expect delays.
Travis TX 11/23/2021 Delayed The court’s record keeping system is back up and the DOB is still available. We are processing searches as quickly as possible.