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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 2, 2022

Court Closures and Delays

County State Last Updated Closure Status Notes
Crittenden AR 02/03/2022 Delayed

The Marion District Court has reopened and their record keeping system is once again functioning. We are completing searches as quickly as possible. Please expect delays.

Kings CA 6/17/2022 Delayed Possible records must be completed by the court clerks via appointment only. Please 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)
Sacramento CA 04/01/2022 Delayed The Court removed DOB’s from their site so all searches with possible records must be processed with the court. Please note, the lists dropped at the clerk’s window are limited to 10 cases.
San Diego CA 12/10/2021 Delayed All possible records must be submitted to the clerks in order to get complete information. The court has been operating with a skeleton crew for the last several weeks and has built up a backlog of requests. Expect delays.
Santa Cruz CA 04/26/2022 Delayed Please expect delays for possible records only as we are unable to obtain full disposition and sentencing information on both the online portal and the court’s PAT. The court is aware of the issue and their IT is currently working on it.
Ventura CA 2/17/2022 Delayed Due to Covid, only the Ventura Superior Court is accepting requests at the clerk counter. The court is backlogged due to staff limitations and limited hours so please expect delays on orders that require clerk assistance.
El Dorado CA 06/17/2022 Delayed The court is transitioning to a new case management system therefore, the process until then is fully clerk assisted. Please expect delays.
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.
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.
Santa Clara CA 01/14/2022 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).
Siskiyou CA 09/13/2022 Closed The court’s system is down due to cyber attack. The court is unable to provide an ETA of when the system will be operational.
Baldwin GA 09/02/2022 Delayed The court has limited Public Access Terminals. Please expect delays.
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.
Chatham GA 07/26/2022 Delayed The court has limited Public Access Terminals. 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.
Jefferson KY 10/11/2022 Delayed The court is experiencing IT issues. Please expect delays due to limited access to public terminals.
Barry MI 04/08/2022 Delayed Our researchers have been added to the authorized user lists and are working with the clerks when a DOB isn’t readily available.
Saginaw MI 04/22/2022 Delayed The public access terminal was removed from the court and was expected to be fixed already but it is still being worked on. The clerk is conducting searches in the meantime but is not able to keep up with the volume. Please expect delays.
Hillsdale MI 04/12/2022 Delayed Our researchers have been added to the authorized user lists and are working with the clerks when a DOB isn’t readily available.
Wexford MI 04/12/2022 Delayed Our researchers have been added to the authorized user lists and are working with the clerks when a DOB isn’t readily available.
Washtenaw MI 04/19/2022 Delayed We are still experiencing some connectivity issues but we are now able to have these orders searched at the courthouse.
Cuyahoga OH 11/18/2022 Delayed The Cleveland Municipal Court is experiencing issues with their site. Names can be searched so clears can be returned but orders with possible cases are being held since our researchers cannot view case information as this time. Please expect delays.
Harrison TX 11/29/2022 Delayed The onsite and in-court PAT have been taken offline and the court is unable to conduct research at this time. The court is unable to provide an ETA for resolution.