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 November 28, 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 (

Coweta GA 11/09/2023 Delayed Public access is currently unavailable. Please expect delays while we work with the clerks to determine a solution.
Dougherty GA 11/28/2023 Delayed The court’s online index is offline for maintenance. There is only one in-court public access terminal so please expect delays while we complete searches via conventional methods. The clerk advised that the maintenance is expected to take a week.
Henry GA 11/28/2023 Delayed Public access is offline and the court does not have an ETA for when it will be operational again. Please expect delays.
All Counties 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.
Cook IL 06/27/2023 Delayed The public access terminals have been crashing daily. Please expect delays until the PAT stops crashing and is fully operational again.
Various KS 10/17/2023 Closed The Kansas District Odyssey Portal is offline due to a security incident on 10/12/2023. We are currently unable to complete searches in all KS counties except Johnson.
All Counties MA 11/02/2023 Delayed The MA public index is temporarily unavailable. Please expect delays while we work with the clerks to determine a solution.
All Counties NH 06/13/2023 Delayed The clerks are behind on background check requests due to vacations, staffing, and holidays. Please expect some delays in all NH counties.
Greene OH 11/13/2023 Delayed Changes were made to the primary index which caused some connectivity issues. Please expect delays while our team works to resolve these issues.
Wood OH 11/21/2023 Delayed Changes were made to the primary index that require us to update our automated agent. Please expect delays while our team works to resolve these issues.
Campbell TN 11/13/2023 Delayed The court’s primary index is currently offline. We have confirmed that the court’s IT team is working to resolve the issue. Please expect delays.
Hale TX 10/20/2023 Delayed We are experiencing difficulty when accessing case dockets via the court’s primary index. We are working with the court to resolve the issue.
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.