Status as of  November 23, 2021

Court Closures & Delays

COUNTYSTATEDATE OF UPDATEREOPENING DATEIMPACTNotes 
GUAMINT11/22/2021TBDHIGH

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.

 

 
SeveralCA11/15/2021TBDHIGH
  • Alpine CA  –  Expect Delays.

  • Fresno, CA – 11/22-11/26 CLOSED, No Access.
  • Fresno, CA – 12/23 – 1/3/2022 CLOSED, No Access.
  • Riverside – Backlog – DELAYED – Staff Shortage
  • 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. We utilize 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. 

  

We are 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)

 
ALLCT11/08/2021TBDMedium

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.

 
ALLGA11/23/2021TBDMedium

Butts – CLOSED, clerk assisted – DELAYED

Dougherty – Pat VERY slow

Fayette – Clerk only allows 3 Appt per day 1 person at a time, 2 hours blocks.

Greene – Appt Only

Gwinnett – Superior & State by Appt. Pat use 30 min at time. – CURRENTLY DOWN

Lee – If Clerk assist is needed expect delays.

Lincoln – Closed – Clerk Assisted, Appt only.

Liberty – Delays of backlog from Closure.

Lincoln – CLOSED – Appt only, clerk assist.

Murray – CLOSED – Can run Clears, Hits require Clerks expect Delays.

Wilkinson – CLOSED – Appt. Only.

 
AllLA11/25/202111/12/2021LOW

All courts will be closed in observance of Thanksgiving Day.

 
AllLA12/24/202111/12/2021LOW

All courts will be closed in observance of Christmas Eve/Day.

 
Several LA 11/16/2021TBDHIGH

CameronThe court has reopened post hurricane. We are processing orders as quickly as possible.
JeffersonThe court has reopened post hurricane. We are processing orders as quickly as possible.
St. Bernard ParishTerminal Offline – No ETA currently.
St. HelenaThe court has reopened post hurricane. We are processing orders as quickly as possible.
St. JamesThe court has reopened post hurricane. We are processing orders as quickly as possible.
St. John the BaptistClosed due to hurricane, no ETA at this time.
TerrebonneThe court has reopened post hurricane. We are processing orders as quickly as possible.

 

 
ALLME11/08/2021TBDMedium

The Entire state of Maine is experiencing delays due to staffing shortages 

 
SeveralMI11/22/2021TBDHigh

Due to the Michigan Supreme Court Order (ADM 2020.26) requiring all Michigan courts to redact DOB’s and other ID from the court PAT and the clerk’s computers, there will be longer delays for individuals with possible records. 

Cass: Closed

Charlevoix: Closed

Crawford: Closed

Missaukee: Closed

Wexford: Closed

 

 
AllMS11/25/202111/12/2021LOW

All courts will be closed in observance of Thanksgiving Day.

 
AllMS12/24/202111/12/2021LOW

All courts will be closed in observance of Christmas Eve/Day.

 
MultipleMS09/10/2021TBDHIGH

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

ChickasawBoth the Justice and Circuit courts are closed due to Covid. NO Reopen ETA
GeorgeDelays possible due to staff shortages at the court.
GreenDelays possible due to staff shortages at the court.

 

 
BeaverheadMT11/17/2021TBDHIGH

There is a single clerk who processes search requests and does so only one day per week. The clerk will not share the day of the week so there is not going to be consistency in the processing of requests. The clerk has said that processing requests is the lowest priority for the courthouse and ETAs will not be provided. Please remain patient with Insights for Equifax as we work carefully with this courthouse to process as many searches as possible in a timely manner.

 
CarbonMT11/17/2021TBDHIGH

There is one clerk who processes background checks as well as all other clerk duties in this small courthouse. As of November 15, 2021, she tested positive for COVID is not expected to be back in the courthouse for at least a full week. In that time, no background checks will be processed. There is a single employee in the courthouse – a judge – and he will not be processing background checks or providing any ETAs. Until the clerk is back in the courthouse on regular shifts, please expect Carbon county ETAs for current searches to be November 30, 2021 or later.

 
AllTX11/25/202111/12/2021LOW

All courts will be closed in observance of Thanksgiving Day.

 
AllTX12/24/202111/12/2021LOW

All courts will be closed in observance of Christmas Eve/Day.

 
SeveralTN10/08/2021TBDMedium

Henderson : Delayed

Tattnall: CLOSED: – Covid Exposure.

BRADLEY – Delayed – Short Staff

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

 
ALLVT09/10/2021N/AMedium

 

**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.**

 
McDowellWV10/21/2021TBDHIGH

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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