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 September 21, 2023

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 (
Benton AR 09/12/2023 Closed Public access at Bentonville District Court is down for maintenance and the court has not provided an ETA for when it will be operational again. Since public access is not available, we cannot complete searches currently.
Orange CA 09/21/2023 Delayed The court made changes to the public access terminals. At this time, we are only able to return clear results, but searches with possible hits cannot be processed.
Sonoma CA 09/12/2023 Closed The court has switched its platform to the Odyssey Portal which has caused us to experience some connectivity issues. Our team is working to resolve these issues.
Osceola FL 09/14/2023 Delayed We are experiencing connectivity issues. Our team is working to resolve these issues. We will provide updates as they are available.
Clayton GA 11/21/2022 Delayed Down to only 1 Public Access Terminal for each court which is shared with attorneys, the public, and other research companies. Please continue to expect delays.
Houston GA 07/14/2023 Closed We were advised that Houston County Courts will be closed for two weeks because they are implementing a new website. While we do not have access to full case details, we can complete orders with clears but please expect delays on orders with possible records.
Richmond GA 07/26/2022 Delayed The court has limited Public Access Terminals. At this time there is no known ETA on a resolution as to when services will be restored. 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.
Cook IL 06/27/2023 Delayed The public access terminals have been crashing daily. Please expect delays until the PAT stops crashing and is fully operational again.
All Counties KS 08/17/2023 Delayed The court’s site has been experiencing stability issues. Please expect delays.
Laurel KY 09/21/2023 Closed Laurel County Courts will be closed Thursday, September 21st, and Friday, September 22nd, for the Annual World Chicken Festival.
Hinds MS 09/12/2023 Closed The court’s offices have been closed as a result of a cyber-attack. At this time, the court has not been able to provide an anticipated reopen date.
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.
Butler OH 05/12/2023 Closed Updates were made to public access which caused some connectivity issues. Our team is working to resolve these issues.
All Counties SC 09/12/2023 Delayed We are experiencing connectivity issues. Please expect delays while our team works to resolve these issues.
Fentress TN 09/07/2023 Delayed The Public Access Terminal is currently down for repairs. Please expect delays with searches that have possible records.
Marion TN 09/21/2023 Delayed The clerk’s office has been experiencing computer issues that are causing delays.
ALL Counties CA 09/22/2023 Closed All courts in California will be closed on Friday, September 22nd, in observance of Native American Day.
Multiple Counties MI 04/11/2023 Delayed Due to Michigan’s new clean slate law that went into effect on 4/11/2023, several courts across the state have removed public access to their criminal indexes or greatly reduced the available years to search. Please expect extensive delays while we work with the courts to gain access back to full case histories and understand their timeline for updates to their criminal indexes.