Court Closures & Delays
Arrowhead Justice & Downtown Justice Courts are delayed while a new clerk is being trained. Please expect delays for up to 6 weeks for searches from these locations.
Many courts have redacted DOBs and other pertinent case details from public access. Delays should be expected when clerk assistance is needed to obtain missing information.
The court removed DOBs from the public access in March 2022. Clerk assistance is required for all possible records. Heavy delays are to be expected particularly for cases older than 2019, which are stored at an off-site warehouse.
The public terminal has been taken down due to a cyber attack. There is no ETA for when it will be restored. Until then, searches are being submitted to the clerk for processing.
The Court migrated to a new system in July 2022. Many cases no longer have scanned documents attached, which require the clerk to retrieve the files.
The Court PAT is missing ID and some case information. The clerks are taking up to 2-3 weeks to return case files.
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 delays for individuals with /possible records. UPDATE: a new court order has been issued (MCR 1.109) and courts are now requiring a new process whereby researchers become “registered users” who may have access to DOBs. TotalVerify MI researchers are registered and all courts are complying with DOB requests. Process is still slow in some counties, and delays should continue to be expected.
The Justice Court is delayed due to staffing issues and increases in the volume of search requests they are receiving. The clerk has informed us they are training additional staff, but we should currently expect at 4-6 week TAT.
The court’s system is down due to a cyber attack. The clerks do not have an ETA for when it will be restored. Please expect delays.
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