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 May 26, 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 (
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.
Mitchell GA 5/15/2023 Closed The county is closing for two weeks starting on 5/15/2023 to move the clerk’s office to a new location. Searches will be on hold until the court reopens on 5/29/2023.
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.
All Counties MD 05/12/2023 Delayed Updates were made to public access which caused some connectivity issues. Our team is working to resolve these issues.
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.
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.
Tarrant TX 05/12/2023 Closed Updates were made to public access which caused some connectivity issues. Our team is working to resolve these issues.
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.