Court Delays – Updated 01/15/2021

County State Date of Closure Court Status Length of Closure Details
Washington AR 06/09/2020 Delayed Unknown District Court searches must be completed by the clerks.  The court is short staffed and background checks are not their priority.
Contra Costa CA 07/08/2020 Delayed Unknown Cases requiring clerk assistance may be delayed
El Dorado CA 03/17/2020 Delayed Unknown Court is moving to clerk search only, expect delays
Humboldt CA 03/24/2020 Delayed Unknown Clerks will search if provided $15 court fee
Imperial CA 04/20/2020 Delayed Unknown Court has reduced staff which will severely delay results
Los Angeles CA 03/17/2020 Delayed Unknown Cases requiring clerk assistance may be delayed
Marin CA 03/17/2020 Delayed Unknown Cases requiring clerk assistance may be delayed
Mariposa CA 12/04/2020 Delayed Unknown Cases requiring clerk assistance may be delayed
Mendocino CA 11/10/2020 Delayed Unknown Court has reopened, working through backlog.
San Bernardino CA 12/08/2020 Delayed Unknown Court has reopened but they are shorthanded. They are estimating that it will take up to 21 days to complete searches that require clerk assistance.
San Joaquin CA 03/17/2020 Delayed Unknown Cases requiring clerk assistance may be delayed
San Luis Obispo CA 11/10/2020 Delayed Unknown Court is clerk assisted and they have furloughed several clerks.  Expect delays.
Santa Barbara CA 11/25/2020 Closed Unknown Court has closed for furlough through the end of the year.
Santa Clara CA 03/17/2020 Delayed Unknown Court is allowing limited access to the PAT, however, researchers still do not have access to the clerk windows.
Shasta CA 07/08/2020 Delayed Unknown Cases requiring clerk assistance may be delayed
Solano CA 07/08/2020 Delayed Unknown Cases requiring clerk assistance may be delayed
Stanislaus CA 12/16/2020 Delayed Unknown We are able to process some searches, but anything requiring clerk’s assistance will be delayed until the court fully reopens.
Sutter CA 12/03/2020 Delayed Unknown The court is open but the clerks window is closed.  Researcher can only search the PAT by appointment.  Each appointment is limited to 45 minutes and anything requiring clerk assistance cannot be completed at this time.
All Courts DC 10/15/2020 Delayed Unknown Court is open, however, they are understaffed causing extended TATs on searches requiring clerk assistance
Bibb GA 07/08/2020 Delayed Unknown Cases requiring clerk assistance may be delayed
Clay GA 12/21/2020 Delayed Unknown Court has reopened. Working through backlog. Expect delays.
Clayton GA 03/16/2020 Delayed Unknown Very limited access, expect major delays
Cobb GA 03/19/2020 Delayed Unknown Court is open, but clerks are slowly pulling case files when necessary.
Coweta GA 03/19/2020 Delayed Unknown Cases requiring clerk assistance may be delayed
DeKalb GA 03/30/2020 Delayed Unknown Court will not allow any access.  Any searches requiring files to be pulled cannot be processed at this time.
Dougherty GA 07/08/2020 Delayed Unknown Cases requiring clerk assistance may be delayed
Fayette GA 12/01/2020 Delayed Unknown Court will not allow any access.  Any searches requiring files to be pulled cannot be processed at this time.
Fulton GA 03/10/2020 Delayed Unknown Cases requiring clerk assistance may be delayed
Gwinnett GA 03/19/2020 Delayed Unknown Court is open, but there is one PAT and each researcher is limited to 30 minutes.  The court has removed the DOB from the publicly accessible PAT and all possible name matches must be verified through the clerks.  Expect major delays.
Hall GA 06/25/2020 Delayed Unknown PAT has been restored and we are working through backlog.
Turner GA 01/11/2020 Closed Unknown Court is closed due to a Covid Outbreak.
Walton GA 11/25/2020 Delayed Unknown Court is open again by appointment only.  Expect some delays.
Cook IL 03/23/2020 Delayed Unknown Cases requiring clerk assistance may be delayed
Allen KY 11/03/2020 Closed Unknown Court has stated that they will remain closed until the county is no longer considered a “red zone” for new Covid cases.
Bell KY 11/05/2020 Closed Unknown Court has stated that they will remain closed until the county is no longer considered a “red zone” for new Covid cases.
Bourbon KY 11/12/2020 Closed Unknown Court has stated that they will remain closed until the county is no longer considered a “red zone” for new Covid cases.
Boyd KY 11/10/2020 Closed Unknown Court has stated that they will remain closed until the county is no longer considered a “red zone” for new Covid cases.
Carroll KY 11/18/2020 Closed Unknown Court has stated that they will remain closed until the county is no longer considered a “red zone” for new Covid cases.
Casey KY 12/22/2020 Closed Unknown Court is closed to the public, but the clerks are providing some assistance by phone.
Christian KY 11/02/2020 Closed Unknown Court has stated that they will remain closed until the county is no longer considered a “red zone” for new Covid cases.
Clinton KY 11/18/2020 Closed Unknown Court has stated that they will remain closed until the county is no longer considered a “red zone” for new Covid cases.
Daviess KY 11/20/2020 Closed Unknown Court has stated that they will remain closed until the county is no longer considered a “red zone” for new Covid cases.
Elliott KY 11/05/2020 Closed Unknown Court has stated that they will remain closed until the county is no longer considered a “red zone” for new Covid cases.
Estill KY 11/10/2020 Closed Unknown Court has stated that they will remain closed until the county is no longer considered a “red zone” for new Covid cases.
Fayette KY 11/25/2020 Closed 02/01/2021 Court will be closed to public until February 2021.
Fleming KY 11/10/2020 Closed Unknown Court has stated that they will remain closed until the county is no longer considered a “red zone” for new Covid cases.
Floyd KY 11/19/2020 Closed Unknown Court has stated that they will remain closed until the county is no longer considered a “red zone” for new Covid cases.
Graves KY 11/05/2020 Closed Unknown Court has stated that they will remain closed until the county is no longer considered a “red zone” for new Covid cases.
Grayson KY 11/10/2020 Closed Unknown Clerks are offering to help on a limited basis by phone, but they have failed our quality tests so we will wait until our researcher is allowed access again.
Hardin KY 11/02/2020 Closed Unknown Court has stated that they will remain closed until the county is no longer considered a “red zone” for new Covid cases.
Harlan KY 11/18/2020 Closed Unknown Court has stated that they will remain closed until the county is no longer considered a “red zone” for new Covid cases.
Harrison KY 11/18/2020 Closed Unknown Court has stated that they will remain closed until the county is no longer considered a “red zone” for new Covid cases.
Hart KY 01/07/2021 Closed Unknown Court has reopened and closed several times in the last few weeks.  They are currently closed and not allowing any access.
Henderson KY 12/10/2020 Delayed Unknown The court has reopened and we are working through the backlog.
Henry KY 11/02/2020 Closed Unknown Court has stated that they will remain closed until the county is no longer considered a “red zone” for new Covid cases.
Hopkins KY 11/02/2020 Closed Unknown Court has stated that they will remain closed until the county is no longer considered a “red zone” for new Covid cases.
Jackson KY 11/10/2020 Closed Unknown Court has stated that they will remain closed until the county is no longer considered a “red zone” for new Covid cases.
Jefferson KY 03/17/2020 Delayed Unknown We have multiple appointments in the court this week.  We cannot process any document requests at this time.
Jessamine KY 01/14/2021 Delayed Unknown We were temporarily unable to process searches due to computer issues with the court’s PAT.  The issues have been resolved and we are working to catch back up.
Johnson KY 12/10/2020 Closed Unknown Court has stated that they will remain closed until the county is no longer considered a “red zone” for new Covid cases.
Knox KY 12/02/2020 Closed Unknown Court has stated that they will remain closed until the county is no longer considered a “red zone” for new Covid cases.
Laurel KY 11/30/2020 Closed Unknown Court has stated that they will remain closed until the county is no longer considered a “red zone” for new Covid cases.
Lawrence KY 11/30/2020 Closed Unknown Court has stated that they will remain closed until the county is no longer considered a “red zone” for new Covid cases.
Lee KY 10/27/2020 Closed Unknown Closed due to potential Covid outbreak.
Lincoln KY 11/12/2020 Closed Unknown Court has stated that they will remain closed until the county is no longer considered a “red zone” for new Covid cases.
Lyon KY 11/05/2020 Closed Unknown Court has stated that they will remain closed until the county is no longer considered a “red zone” for new Covid cases.
Madison KY 11/10/2020 Closed Unknown Court has stated that they will remain closed until the county is no longer considered a “red zone” for new Covid cases.
Magoffin KY 11/13/2020 Closed Unknown Court has stated that they will remain closed until the county is no longer considered a “red zone” for new Covid cases.
McCracken KY 12/01/2020 Closed Unknown Court has stated that they will remain closed until the county is no longer considered a “red zone” for new Covid cases.
Menifee KY 10/27/2020 Closed Unknown Court has stated that they will remain closed until the county is no longer considered a “red zone” for new Covid cases.
Mercer KY 11/18/2020 Closed Unknown Court has stated that they will remain closed until the county is no longer considered a “red zone” for new Covid cases.
Monroe KY 11/10/2020 Delayed Unknown Court has reopened.  Working through backlog.  Expect delays.
Nelson KY 11/05/2020 Closed Unknown Court has stated that they will remain closed until the county is no longer considered a “red zone” for new Covid cases.
Ohio KY 11/18/2020 Closed Unknown Court has stated that they will remain closed until the county is no longer considered a “red zone” for new Covid cases.
Oldham KY 11/10/2020 Closed Unknown Court has stated that they will remain closed until the county is no longer considered a “red zone” for new Covid cases.
Owen KY 11/18/2020 Closed Unknown Court has stated that they will remain closed until the county is no longer considered a “red zone” for new Covid cases.
Perry KY 10/28/2020 Closed Unknown Closed due to potential Covid outbreak.
Pike KY 11/19/2020 Closed Unknown Court has stated that they will remain closed until the county is no longer considered a “red zone” for new Covid cases.
Pulaski KY 11/16/2020 Closed Unknown Court has stated that they will remain closed until the county is no longer considered a “red zone” for new Covid cases.
Rockcastle KY 11/16/2020 Closed Unknown Court has stated that they will remain closed until the county is no longer considered a “red zone” for new Covid cases.
Simpson KY 11/02/2020 Closed Unknown Court has stated that they will remain closed until the county is no longer considered a “red zone” for new Covid cases.
Trigg KY 11/13/2020 Closed Unknown Court has stated that they will remain closed until the county is no longer considered a “red zone” for new Covid cases.
Union KY 12/02/2020 Closed Unknown Court has stated that they will remain closed until the county is no longer considered a “red zone” for new Covid cases.
Warren KY 01/14/2021 Delayed Unknown We were temporarily unable to process searches due to computer issues with the court’s PAT.  The issues have been resolved and we are working to catch back up.
Washington KY 11/03/2020 Closed Unknown Court has stated that they will remain closed until the county is no longer considered a “red zone” for new Covid cases.
Wolfe KY 11/05/2020 Closed Unknown Court has stated that they will remain closed until the county is no longer considered a “red zone” for new Covid cases.
Orleans LA 09/16/2020 Delayed Unknown Cases requiring clerk assistance may be delayed
All Courts MA 12/03/2020 Delayed Unknown Cases requiring clerk assistance may be delayed
All Courts MD 03/16/2020 Delayed Unknown Only Impacts Document Retrievals
Allegan MI 05/28/2020 Delayed Unknown Limited access, expected delays
Branch MI 10/16/2020 Delayed Unknown Court has reopened, but is extremely shorthanded.  Expect delays.
Cass MI 05/28/2020 Delayed Unknown Clerk Only, expect delays
Manistee MI 11/13/2020 Closed Unknown Court has closed due to a Covid outbreak.
Mecosta MI 03/30/2020 Delayed Unknown Limited access, expected delays
Midland MI 05/28/2020 Delayed Unknown Clerk Only, expect delays
Monroe MI 03/30/2020 Delayed Unknown Limited access, expect delays
Montcalm MI 05/28/2020 Delayed Unknown Clerk Only, expect delays
Oakland MI 03/19/2020 Delayed Unknown Limited Access, expected delays
Ogemaw MI 03/30/2020 Delayed Unknown Limited Access, expected delays
Osceola MI 03/30/2020 Delayed Unknown Limited access, expected delays
Saginaw MI 03/30/2020 Delayed Unknown Limited access, expected delays
Sanilac MI 03/25/2020 Delayed Unknown Limited access, expected delays
St. Joseph MI 11/13/2020 Closed Unknown Court is closed to the public.
Van Buren MI 03/30/2020 Delayed Unknown Limited access, expected delays
Washtenaw MI 07/08/2020 Delayed Unknown Limited access, expected delays
Wayne MI 01/13/2021 Delayed Unknown Cases requiring clerk assistance may be delayed.
Bolivar MS 01/15/2021 Closed Unknown Court’s computer system is down.  They are working to restore it.
Chickasaw MS 01/15/2021 Closed Unknown Court is closed due to an HVAC issue.
Jefferson MS 01/15/2021 Closed Unknown The Justice Court has a notice posted on the door stating they will be closed at least 10-14 days.
Cascade MT 11/12/2020 Delayed Unknown Court is open and we are working through the backlog.
Lewis and Clark MT 04/07/2020 Delayed Unknown Clerk search only, limited staff, expect delays
All Courts NC 03/16/2020 Delayed Unknown Only Impacts Document Retrievals
Lander NV 11/13/2020 Delayed Unknown Court is clerk searched and they are short staffed due to a Covid outbreak. Expect delays.
Mineral NV 11/13/2020 Delayed Unknown Court is clerk searched and they are short staffed due to a Covid outbreak. Expect delays.
Pershing NV 11/13/2020 Delayed Unknown Court is clerk searched and they are short staffed due to a Covid outbreak. Expect delays.
Albany NY 03/18/2020 Delayed Unknown Working through backlog, expect delays
All Courts PA 03/16/2020 Delayed Unknown Only Impacts Document Retrievals
Puerto Rico PR 03/31/2020 Delayed Unknown Cases requiring clerk assistance may be delayed
Cheatham TN 11/18/2020 Closed Unknown Court remains closed to the public.
Coffee TN 06/10/2020 Delayed Unknown The court’s PAT placement has made it difficult to find researchers willing to conduct research here.  We are able to process some searches and are working through the backlog as quickly as possible. Expect major delays.
De Kalb TN 10/27/2020 Delayed Unknown Working through backlog, expect delays
Dickson TN 12/01/2020 Delayed Unknown Working through backlog
Dyer TN 10/29/2020 Delayed Unknown Working through backlog, expect delays
Gibson TN 12/29/2020 Closed 01/19/2021 Court has closed to public. Length of closure unknown.
Hardin TN 12/28/2020 Delayed Unknown Court visitation has resumed this week via appointment. Working through backlog. Expect delays.
Henry TN 12/30/2020 Closed Unknown Court is still closed due to a water main break.  The clerks will not help remotely.
Houston TN 01/12/2020 Closed 01/25/2021 A clerk tested positive for Covid.  The court will be closed for at least two weeks.
Johnson TN 12/17/2020 Delayed Unknown Clerk search and several clerks are out.  Expect major delays.
Knox (civils) TN 01/04/2021 Closed Unknown The lower civil office is currently closed to the public. No date provided on reopening.
Knox TN 12/30/2020 Delayed Unknown Searches are expected to be delayed as the court is short staffed over the holidays.
Robertson TN 12/29/2020 Closed 01/31/2021 Court has closed to the public through the end of January
Warren TN 12/29/2020 Delayed Unknown Court has re-opened.  Working through backlog.
Wayne TN 12/15/2020 Delayed Unknown Clerk search and the clerks are running behind on fulfilling requests.
White TN 11/12/2020 Delayed Unknown Court has closed to the public, but one clerk is assisting us remotely as best she can. Expect delays
Bowie TX 01/12/2020 Closed Unknown Court’s computer system has been hacked.  They are working diligently to bring it back online.
Orange TX 09/15/2020 Delayed Unknown Searches requiring clerk assistance may be delayed
Boone WV 11/17/2020 Delayed Unknown Court has reopened by appointment only.  They are severely limiting access.  Expect major delays.
Harrison WV 12/22/2020 Delayed Unknown Delayed due to covid
Jackson WV 01/05/2021 Closed Unknown Closed due to covid exposure.
Logan WV 12/22/2020 Closed Unknown Court has closed due to a Covid outbreak.
Pocahontas WV 01/14/2021 Delayed Unknown Clerks are processing searches, but are running behind.
Randolph WV 01/14/2021 Closed Unknown Court has closed due to a Covid outbreak.