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Appriss Insights is closely monitoring court closures and access restrictions nationwide and has proactively implemented a variety of contingent processes to maintain the level of service that you’ve come to expect. Even with these contingencies in place, you may see a degradation of service in certain regions as government officials continue to close or curtail access to government offices and online systems which impact our ability to provide court research services. 

In order to apprise our customers of current closures which may affect our court research services, we are updating this page regularly with information on court closures and possible delays. Please note that while we are providing the best available information we have, due to the ever-changing nature of events related to COVID-19, accuracy is not guaranteed.  

We remain dedicated to providing your business with accurate and timely court research services and appreciate your trust in Appriss Insights during these challenging times.  

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STATUS AS OF OCTOBER 15, 2021

Court Closures & Delays


COUNTY STATE DATE OF UPDATE REOPENING DATE IMPACT Notes
GUAM INT 10/15/2021 TBD HIGH

Relative to the Guam-CRIM delays, the Superior Court personnel are experiencing personal crisis with regard to COVID-19.  We expect continued delays till this shortage of personnel is resolved.

 

Several CA 10/14/2021 TBD HIGH
  • Alpine CA  -  Expect Delays.

  • Solano - DELAYED
  • Stanislaus CA –  Clerks are behind by  8-12 weeks. They are not accepting rushes as court is understaffed.
  • Shasta - Understaffed;  Expect Small Delays
  • Tulare - Clerk available by Appointment only;   Expect Delays. 
  • KINGS CA DELAY/CLOSURE
The court lobby remains closed to the public. PAT access by appointment only.  Expect Delays.

Los Angeles CA PII  08.24.21  

As California moves forward with redaction of PII from online and in-court PATs, we will face some challenges in volume-heavy areas. Within the past month, Los Angeles has pulled the DOB filter from the online index and replaced it with a months and year of birth (M&YOB) filter. Appriss utilizes the in-court process as it’s always been the most accurate, timely, and price-effective process for our clients. Late last week, the in-court PAT replaced a full DOB with a M&YOB.   

  

What does this mean for searches in this county?  

  •    The month and year are still available on the PAT, but even 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. 

  

Appriss 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)

ALL CT 10/14/2021 TBD Medium

State of CT Judicial Dept initiated a new procedure effective 8/13/2021 to verify DOB & other info. This is being done by email only TAT is within 5 days.

Multiple GA 10/14/2021 TBD Medium

Bibb - Limited, By Appt - Expect Delays.

Butts - Closed - Clerk Assisted

Calhoun - Limited - Expected Delays

Clayton - Clerk Assisted, TAT 2-3 weeks.

Cobb - Limited Access - Expect Delays

DeKalb - Limited Access - Delays on Hits

Glascock - Closed, Clerk Assit, Appt Only.

Gwinnett - PAT is currently down with no ETA on resolution.  Expect Delays.

Hancock - Court Updating PAT - Appt Only - Expect delays.

Houston - Clerk Assisted - Clerk Backlogged - Expect Delay

Greene - Closed, by appointment only. Expect delays. ETA depends on number of cases found.

Lincoln - Closed - Clerk Assisted - By Appt Only.

Mitchell - Limited Access; Expect Delays

Murray - Closed, but we can run clears. If hits or possible hits then clerk assisted, expect delays.

Richmond - 2x week visit, Identifiers missing at times, Extended scope requires clerk.

Sumter - Limited Access; Expect Delays

Walton - Closed, by appointment only. 

Webster - Limited Access; Expect Delays

Wilkinson - Closed, by appointment only. 

Lincoln KY 09/02/2021 TBD HIGH

Courthouse Closed 

 

Several  LA  09/29/2021 TBD HIGH

 

Cameron The court has reopened post hurricane. We are processing orders as quickly as possible.
Jefferson The court has reopened post hurricane. We are processing orders as quickly as possible.
St. Helena The court has reopened post hurricane. We are processing orders as quickly as possible.
St. James The court has reopened post hurricane. We are processing orders as quickly as possible.
St. John the Baptist Closed due to hurricane, no ETA at this time.
Terrebonne The court has reopened post hurricane. We are processing orders as quickly as possible.

 

Several MA 9/13/2021 TBD Medium

CLOSED: Hampden, Springfield.

DELAYED: Taunton District, Worchester District.

Several MI 09/16/2021 TBD High

Michigan PII Redaction: Courts have redacted PII on cases.

Also the following counties are not being searched at this time due to Supreme Court Order: Cass, Keweenaw, Missaukee, Wexford, Charlevoix, Crawford, Keweenaw.

Wayne - Please expect LONGER then Normal TATs We are at a Minimum of 15 business days for records due Covid 19 restrictions .

 

California & Michigan DOB Redaction Information - Professional Background Screening Association (thepbsa.org)

Multiple MS 09/10/2021 TBD HIGH

 

Washington: Circuit Court Terminal is down with no ETA on its restore. ALSO Justice Court system is down with a part on order. 

Jackson: Justice Court Delays- COVID cases within this county is further delaying service out of the Justice Court. Clerks are slowly starting to assist with searches.

Prentiss - Closed

Itawamba: Reopened - Expect Delays

Amite Closed due to hurricane.
Chickasaw Both the Justice and Circuit courts are closed due to Covid. NO Reopen ETA
Forrest Court has reopened post hurricane. We are processing orders as quickly as possible. 
George Closed due to hurricane.
Green Court has reopened post hurricane. We are processing orders as quickly as possible.
Hancock Closed due to hurricane.
Harrison Court has reopened post hurricane. We are processing orders as quickly as possible. 
Itawamba The terminal in the Justice Court has been repaired. We are processing orders as quickly as possible.
Jackson Court has reopened post hurricane. We are processing orders as quickly as possible. 
Lamar Closed due to hurricane.
Marion Closed due to hurricane.
Oktibbeha Closed due to hurricane.
Pearl River Closed due to hurricane.
Perry

Closed due to hurricane.

Pike Court has reopened post hurricane. We are processing orders as quickly as possible. 
Prentiss Closed due to Covid
Stone Closed due to hurricane.
Walthall Closed due to hurricane.
Wilkinson Court has reopened post hurricane. We are processing orders as quickly as possible. .

 

Yellowstone MT 9/22/2021 9/27 HIGH

9/10 - Email Down at Midnight, Court Shut down 9/22-9/26 - Database Change. Database will Shut down unavailable for ANY purpose including but not limited to research and copies. 

Clark NV 09/10/2021 TBD Medium

CLOSED - JUSTICE COURT - TRAFFIC. No further info is available.

 

Douglas NV 10/05/2021 TBD Medium

Douglas East Fork Justice Court – expect delays in processing as there are only two clerks who process background check requests and one of them is out; not expected to be back in the courthouse until October 12. The single clerk processing is very behind in completion of submitted requests. Expect Delays

 

Rensselaer
NY 09/10/2021 9/7/2021 HIGH

ALL searches require clerk assistance. The clerk will be out of the office during this time, Therefore, there will be no searches processed.

Several TN 10/08/2021 TBD Medium

Henderson : Delayed

HARDEMAN CO, TN - REOPEN - Please allow time for backlog processing 

Tattnall: CLOSED: - Covid Exposure.

BRADLEY - Delayed - Short Staff

Gibson - Reopen - please allow time for backlog processing

Grundy - Closed for flooding.  No further info avail.

Laurderdale - Reopened - Delayed for backlog

MEIGS - Delayed - Short Staff

MORGAN - Delayed - Short Staff

SEQUATCHIE - Delayed - Short Staff

UNION - 8/24 - Expect Delays due to Fire

St Croix US VI 09/24/2021 10/01/2021 High

St. Croix, VI Records Department will be closed until 10/01/2021.  Expect Delays.

ALL VT 09/10/2021 N/A Medium

 

**Effective July 21, 2021 – Vermont has implemented a new database which no longer requires fees. A $0.25 per page fee will be applied only when dockets are needed.**

McDowell WV 09/10/2021 TBD HIGH

The court had the bulk of the Circuit cases (hard copies) removed by the Supreme Court to scan via an off-site location for use in the new computer system. This will cause a delay in reporting in this county. Clerks have confirmed that normal processing should be back in about two weeks. Please expect extensive delays until the scanning has been completed and hard copies are returned to the circuit court.

 

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PLEASE NOTE: 

  • This regular update is limited in scope to the jurisdictions in which Appriss Insights provides court research services. 
  • Any updates following the time of publication shown above will not be reflected until the next update.  
  • Due to the ever-changing nature of events, Appriss Insights does not guarantee the accuracy of the information provided herein. 

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Additional Resources  

Law 360 Court Closures and Restrictions  

PBSA: COVID-19 Impact on Public Records

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