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 February 27, 2024

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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).

Jefferson AR 1/30/2024 Delayed The clerks are behind on background check requests due to weather delays and computer issues. The computer issues have been resolved, but please expect delays while the clerks work to catch up.
Fulton GA 1/30/2024 Delayed 2/8/2024 update: The primary index is still offline due to the cyber attack. The clerks are not sure when their system will be restored but we will continue to monitor the situation and provided updates as they become available.
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 KS 10/12/2023 Delayed ON HOLD Kansas Cyber Attack and Public Access Status: Please be advised that the online index currently does not contain new case information or updated case information from the original date of the cyber-attack (10/12/23) to present day. Please be advised that while Kansas court administrators have made onsite Public Access Terminals available in select courts, the PATs are also missing all new case information and all updated case information from 10/12/23 to present. Due to this missing case information, we will keep all Kansas county orders on hold at this time. There is no known set schedule for the individual courts to have this missing case information, and note that the entering of this missing case information is being handled differently by the individual courts.
All Counties 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.
Caldwell KY 02/13/2024 DelayedThe court clerk’s office is currently closed for renovations and we are unable to use the public access terminal. We will continue to monitor the situation and will provide updates as they become available. Please expect delays.
Scott KY 02/15/2024 DelayedThe Scott County primary index is currently offline. We will continue to monitor the situation and will provide updates as they become available. Please expect delays.
All Counties MA 02/07/2024 Delayed The primary index in Massachusetts was offline on 2/7/2024. As of 2/8/2024, the primary index is back online in all jurisdictions except Hampden County. Please expect delays until the primary index is operational again.
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.
Richland OH 1/23/2024 Delayed 2/6/2024 update: The primary index is operational again and we are completing searches as quickly as possible. We are experiencing connectivity issues with the Mansfield Municipal Court’s primary index. We are unable to complete searches currently, so please expect delays.
All Counties SC 02/15/2024 Delayed We are experiencing connectivity issues when accessing the South Carolina primary index and we have been working to update our automated agent accordingly. We can complete Clears, but searches with possible hits will continue to experience delays until the agent is fully updated.
Hale TX 10/20/2023 Delayed We are experiencing difficulty when accessing case dockets via the court’s primary index. We are working with the court to resolve the issue.
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.