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

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 (
Merced CA 01/13/2023 Delayed The public access terminals are down for maintenance and the court does not have an ETA for when they will be operational again. The clerks are conducting searches for our researchers but are limiting researchers to 6 names per day.
Chatham GA 02/07/2023 Delayed The court is experiencing decreased functionality. Please expect delays until full functionality is restored.
Glascock GA 3/24/2023 Closed Public access is down and the court does not have an ETA of when it will be operational again. Our researcher will continue to check in with the court and provide updates as they are received.
Hall GA 12/20/2022 Delayed The court is in the process of changing to a new system on their Public Access Terminals. Please expect delays.
Jenkins GA 2/21/2023 Delayed Due to the relocation of Public Access Terminals, we are unable to process Criminal and Civil orders until the systems are back online. We will provide delay details as they are made available. Please expect delays.
Richmond GA 07/26/2022 Delayed The court has limited Public Access Terminals. Please expect delays.
Honolulu HI 02/07/2022 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. Please expect delays.
Marshall KY 04/03/2023 Closed The Marshall County Judicial facility is closed Monday, April 3, 2023, in observance of Tater Day.
Pickaway OH 01/06/2023 Delayed Due to a cyberattack, the public access terminals are currently unavailable in the following Ohio counties: Pickaway. This is a developing situation and we will provide further updates as they are made available. Public access has been restored. Please expect delays while our researchers work through the backlog.
Multiple Counties MA 03/14/2023 Closed Many courts are closed due to a winter storm. Please expect delays out of the following counties: Berkshire, Franklin, Hampden, Hampshire, and Worcester.
Sharkey MS 03/31/2023 Closed Sharkey is closed due to tornado damage. Currently, the court doesn’t have an ETA of when it will reopen.
Multiple Counties SC 12/06/2022 Delayed Due to changes to the online index, we are unable to process orders via our automated agent. Please expect delays on criminal and civil orders out of all counties. As of 12/12/2022, we are able to process orders via our automated agent. Please expect delays as we process orders from oldest to newest.
Nueces TX 03/10/2023 Closed Public access is down. The court does not have an ETA of when it will be operational again. Our researcher will continue to check with the clerk for updates.
Parker TX 03/14/2023 Closed The online index is offline. The court does not have an ETA of when it will be operational again. Please expect delays as we are unable to complete Civil and Criminal orders at this time.
ALL Counties CA 03/31/2023 Closed California courts are closed on Friday, March 31, 2023 in observance of Cesar Chavez Day.