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COVID-19 Courthouse Closures and Background Check Impacts

Posted by Ryan Howard on Thu, Mar 19, 2020

COVID-19 Courthouse Closures

Due to social distancing/quarantine requirements across the country, employment or tenant background checks can be affected. Select courthouses in various states have temporarily closed onsite access.  Automated (electronic) access may still be available.

In states where not all courts have closed (only select Counties), VeriFirst clients can talk to us about options to conduct electronic court searches, national database searches, and/or statewide criminal searches.

We urge HR teams to contact us to discuss options for screening applicants and employees during these closures. Options may include modifying current background check packages and/or proactively submitting requests to stay ahead of researcher backlogs. 

The following list  includes current courthouse statuses for reopening and closures that may affect background check turnaround times.

List of courthouse closures and reopening during the COVID-19 pandemic

📅 Updated Regularly: Courthouse status list as of: June 1, 2020 @ 4:08pm EDT


Courts Reopened

Below is a list of counties that have reopened their courts since April 27, 2020, along with the date confirmation of the court reopening took place. 

 

California:

Glenn confirmed on 5/19/2020. Per clerk, PAT data is current.

Kings confirmed on 5/8/2020. Per clerk, PAT data is current.

Modoc confirmed on 4/29/2020. Per clerk, PAT data is current. 

San Benito confirmed on 4/28/2020. Per clerk, PAT data is current. 

San Diego confirmed on 5/26/2020. Per clerk, PAT data is current.

Santa Cruz confirmed on 5/19/2020. Per clerk, PAT data is current.

Shasta confirmed on 5/5/2020. Per clerk, PAT data is current. 

Siskiyou confirmed on 4/27/2020. Per clerk, PAT data is current. 

Yuba confirmed on 5/1/2020. Per clerk, PAT data is current.

 

Florida:

Brevard confirmed on 5/6/2020. Per clerk, PAT data is current.

Collier confirmed on 5/4/2020. Per clerk, PAT data is current.

Gilchrist confirmed on 5/11/2020. Per clerk, PAT data is current.

Gulf confirmed on 5/4/2020. Per clerk, PAT data is current. 

Hernando confirmed on 5/18/2020. Per clerk, PAT data is current.

Holmes confirmed on 5/14/2020. Per clerk, PAT data is current.

Jackson confirmed on 5/27/2020. Per clerk, PAT data is current.

Lafayette confirmed on 5/11/2020. Per clerk, PAT data is current.

Lake confirmed on 5/4/2020. Per clerk, PAT data is current.

Liberty confirmed on 5/27/2020. Per clerk, PAT data is current.

Madison confirmed on 5/6/2020. Per clerk, PAT data is current.

Marion confirmed on 5/4/2020. Per clerk, PAT data is current.

Pasco confirmed on 5/4/2020. Per clerk, PAT data is current. 

Washington confirmed on 5/11/2020. Per clerk, PAT data is current.

 

Georgia:

Atkinson confirmed on 5/7/2020. Per clerk, PAT data is current.

Bacon confirmed on 5/11/2020. Per clerk, PAT data is current.

Baker confirmed on 5/15/2020. Per clerk, PAT data is current.

Baldwin confirmed on 4/28/2020. Per clerk, PAT data is current. 

Banks confirmed on 5/4/2020. Per clerk, PAT data is current.

Barrow confirmed on 4/27/2020. Per clerk, PAT data is current.

Bartow confirmed on 4/30/2020. Per clerk, PAT data is current. 

Ben Hill confirmed on 5/11/2020. Per clerk, PAT data is current.

Bulloch confirmed on 5/4/2020. Per clerk, PAT data is current.

Butts confirmed on 5/6/2020. Per clerk, PAT data is current.

Calhoun confirmed on 4/28/2020. Per clerk, PAT data is current. 

Camden confirmed on 5/4/2020. Per clerk, PAT data is current.

Catoosa confirmed on 5/8/2020. Per clerk, PAT data is current.

Chattooga confirmed on 4/27/2020. Per clerk, PAT data is current. 

Clarke confirmed on 5/4/2020. Per clerk, PAT data is current.

Clinch confirmed on 4/29/2020. Per clerk, PAT data is current. 

Coffee confirmed on 5/6/2020. Per clerk, PAT data is current.

Columbia confirmed on 5/5/2020. Per clerk, PAT data is current.

Dawson confirmed on 4/30/2020. Per clerk, PAT data is current. 

Douglas confirmed on 5/6/2020. Per clerk, PAT data is current.

Early confirmed on 5/14/2020. Per clerk, PAT data is current.

Elbert confirmed on 6/1/2020. Per clerk, PAT data is current.

Emanuel confirmed on 5/4/2020. Per clerk, PAT data is current. 

Evans confirmed on 5/27/2020. Per clerk, PAT data is current.

Forsyth confirmed on 5/7/2020. Per clerk, PAT data is current.

Franklin confirmed on 4/30/2020. Per clerk, PAT data is current.

Gilmer confirmed on 5/15/2020. Per clerk, PAT data is current.

Glynn confirmed on 5/12/2020. Per clerk, PAT data is current.

Henry confirmed on 5/4/2020. Per clerk, PAT data is current.

Jasper confirmed on 5/18/2020. Per clerk, PAT data is current.

Jeff Davis confirmed on 5/15/2020. Per clerk, PAT data is current.

Jefferson confirmed on 5/18/2020. Per clerk, PAT data is current.

Lanier confirmed on 5/7/2020. Per clerk, PAT data is current.

Laurens confirmed on 4/30/2020. Per clerk, PAT data is current. 

Lee confirmed on 4/30/2020. Per clerk, PAT data is current. 

Lincoln confirmed on 5/4/2020. Per clerk, PAT data is current. 

Lumpkin confirmed on 5/1/2020. Per clerk, PAT data is current. 

McDuffie confirmed on 4/27/2020. Per clerk, PAT data is current.

Miller confirmed on 5/18/2020. Per clerk, PAT data is current.

Mitchell confirmed on 5/7/2020. Per clerk, PAT data is current.

Murray confirmed on 5/14/2020. Per clerk, PAT data is current.

Newton confirmed on 5/11/2020. Per clerk, PAT data is current.

Oconee confirmed on 4/27/2020. Per clerk, PAT data is current. 

Pierce confirmed on 5/1/2020. Per clerk, PAT data is current. 

Pulaski confirmed on 5/8/2020. Per clerk, PAT data is current.

Putnam confirmed on 4/28/2020. Per clerk, PAT data is current. 

Randolph confirmed on 5/7/2020. Per clerk, PAT data is current.

Rockdale confirmed on 4/30/2020. Per clerk, PAT data is current. 

Schley confirmed on 5/15/2020. Per clerk, PAT data is current.

Seminole confirmed on 5/26/2020. Per clerk, PAT data is current.

Spalding confirmed on 5/18/2020. Per clerk, PAT data is current.

Talbot confirmed on 4/30/2020. Per clerk, PAT data is current. 

Taylor confirmed on 5/13/2020. Per clerk, PAT data is current.

Telfair confirmed on 4/30/2020. Per clerk, PAT data is current. 

Terrell confirmed on 4/30/2020. Per clerk, PAT data is current. 

Toombs confirmed on 4/30/2020. Per clerk, PAT data is current. 

Towns confirmed on 5/18/2020. Per clerk, PAT data is current.

Twiggs confirmed on 5/11/2020. Per clerk, PAT data is current.

Walton confirmed on 5/18/2020. Per clerk, PAT data is current.

Washington confirmed on 4/28/2020. Per clerk, PAT data is current. 

Wheeler confirmed on 5/20/2020. Per clerk, PAT data is current.

Whitfield confirmed on 5/27/2020. Per clerk, PAT data is current.

Worth confirmed on 4/29/2020. Per clerk, PAT data is current. 

 

Louisiana:

Acadia confirmed on 5/14/2020. Per clerk, PAT data is current.

Allen confirmed on 5/18/2020. Per clerk, PAT data is current.

Bienville confirmed on 5/18/2020. Per clerk, PAT data is current.

Caddo confirmed on 5/18/2020. Per clerk, PAT data is current.

Caldwell confirmed on 5/18/2020. Per clerk, PAT data is current.

Catahoula confirmed on 5/14/2020. Per clerk, PAT data is current.

Concordia confirmed on 5/15/2020. Per clerk, PAT data is current.

East Baton Rouge confirmed on 5/18/2020. Per clerk, PAT data is current.

Franklin confirmed on 5/18/2020. Per clerk, PAT data is current.

Iberia confirmed on 5/15/2020. Per clerk, PAT data is current. 

Jefferson Davis confirmed on 5/18/2020. Per clerk, PAT data is current.

La Salle confirmed on 5/18/2020. Per clerk, PAT data is current.

St. Charles confirmed on 5/18/2020. Per clerk, PAT data is current.

St. James confirmed on 5/18/2020. Per clerk, PAT data is current.

St. John the Baptist confirmed on 5/18/2020. Per clerk, PAT data is current.

Tangipahoa confirmed on 5/18/2020. Per clerk, PAT data is current.

Vernon confirmed on 5/18/2020. Per clerk, PAT data is current.

Winn confirmed on 5/18/2020. Per clerk, PAT data is current.

 

Michigan:

Alpena confirmed on 5/19/2020. Per clerk, PAT data is current.

Dickson confirmed on 5/21/2020. Per clerk, PAT data is current.

Luce confirmed on 5/26/2020. Per clerk, PAT data is current.

Marquette confirmed on 5/4/2020. Per clerk, PAT data is current. 

 

Mississippi:

Adams confirmed on 5/1/2020. Per clerk, PAT data is current. 

Alcorn confirmed on 5/11/2020. Per clerk, PAT data is current.

Bolivar confirmed on 5/12/2020. Per clerk, PAT data is current.

Calhoun confirmed on 5/11/2020. Per clerk, PAT data is current.

Carroll confirmed on 5/4/2020. Per clerk, PAT data is current.

Clarke confirmed on 5/4/2020. Per clerk, PAT data is current. 

Clay confirmed on 5/26/2020. Per clerk, PAT data is current.

De Soto confirmed on 5/11/2020. Per clerk, PAT data is current.

Forrest confirmed on 4/30/2020. Per clerk, PAT data is current.

Franklin confirmed on 5/21/2020. Per clerk, PAT data is current.

George confirmed on 5/6/2020. Per clerk, PAT data is current.

Greene confirmed on 5/6/2020. Per clerk, PAT data is current. 

Harrison confirmed on 4/30/2020. Per clerk, PAT data is current. 

Humphreys confirmed on 5/7/2020. Per clerk, PAT data is current.

Jackson confirmed on 5/21/2020. Per clerk, PAT data is current.

Jefferson confirmed on 5/11/2020. Per clerk, PAT data is current.

Jefferson Davis confirmed on 5/28/2020. Per clerk, PAT data is current.

Lafayette confirmed on 5/26/2020. Per clerk, PAT data is current.

Lamar confirmed on 5/20/2020. Per clerk, PAT data is current.

Leake confirmed on 4/29/2020. Per clerk, PAT data is current. 

Lee confirmed on 5/11/2020. Per clerk, PAT data is current.

Marion confirmed on 5/21/2020. Per clerk, PAT data is current.

Newton confirmed on 5/11/2020. Per clerk, PAT data is current.

Panola confirmed on 5/5/2020. Per clerk, PAT data is current.

Perry confirmed on 4/30/2020. Per clerk, PAT data is current. 

Smith confirmed on 5/15/2020. Per clerk, PAT data is current.

Tallahatchie confirmed on 5/11/2020. 

Tate confirmed on 5/18/2020. Per clerk, PAT data is current.

Tippah confirmed on 5/11/2020. Per clerk, PAT data is current.

Tishomingo confirmed on 5/6/2020. Per clerk, PAT data is current. 

Tunica confirmed on 5/6/2020. Per clerk, PAT data is current. 

Union confirmed on 5/4/2020. Per clerk, PAT data is current.

Walthall confirmed on 5/12/2020. Per clerk, PAT data is current.

Warren confirmed on 5/28/2020. Per clerk, PAT data is current.

Wayne confirmed on 5/11/2020. Per clerk, PAT data is current.

Yalobusha confirmed on 5/20/2020. Per clerk, PAT data is current. 

 

Montana:

Gallatin confirmed on 5/4/2020. Per clerk, PAT data is current.

Lake confirmed on 4/27/2020. Per clerk, PAT data is current. 

Yellowstone confirmed on 5/14/2020. Per clerk, PAT data is current.

 

New York

Chemung confirmed on 5/13/2020. Per clerk, PAT data is current.

Franklin confirmed on 5/27/2020. Per clerk, PAT data is current.

Ostego confirmed on 5/15/2020. Per clerk, PAT data is current.

Seneca confirmed on 5/15/2020. Per clerk, PAT data is current.

Tioga confirmed on 5/15/2020. Per clerk, PAT data is current.

Wayne confirmed on 5/15/2020. Per clerk, PAT data is current.

 

Ohio:

Harrison confirmed on 5/12/2020. Per clerk, PAT data is current.

 

Oklahoma:

Kay confirmed on 5/18/2020. Per clerk, PAT data is current.

 

Pennsylvania:

Clearfield confirmed on 5/13/2020. Per clerk, PAT data is current.

 

Tennessee:

Benton confirmed on 5/4/2020. Per clerk, PAT data is current.

Cannon confirmed on 5/4/2020. Per clerk, PAT data is current.

Cheatham confirmed on 5/11/2020. Per clerk, PAT data is current.

Chester confirmed on 5/12/2020. Per clerk, PAT data is current.

Claiborne confirmed on 4/30/2020. Per clerk, PAT data is current.

Crockett confirmed on 5/18/2020. Per clerk, PAT data is current.

Cumberland confirmed on 4/29/2020. Per clerk, PAT data is current.  

Decatur confirmed on 5/7/2020. Per clerk, PAT data is current.

Dickson confirmed on 5/5/2020. Per clerk, PAT data is current.

Fayette confirmed on 5/4/2020. Per clerk, PAT data is current.

Gibson confirmed on 5/18/2020. Per clerk, PAT data is current.

Grundy confirmed on 5/4/2020. Per clerk, PAT data is current. 

Hamblen confirmed on 5/19/2020. Per clerk, PAT data is current.

Hamilton confirmed on 5/15/2020. Per clerk, PAT data is current.

Hancock confirmed on 5/4/2020. Per clerk, PAT data is current.

Hardin confirmed on 5/11/2020. Per clerk, PAT data is current.

Hardeman confirmed on 5/22/2020. Per clerk, PAT data is current.

Hawkins confirmed on 5/4/2020. Per clerk, PAT data is current.

Haywood confirmed on 5/18/2020. Per clerk, PAT data is current.

Henderson confirmed on 5/11/2020. Per clerk, PAT data is current.

Henry confirmed on 5/4/2020. Per clerk, PAT data is current.

Jackson confirmed on 5/4/2020. Per clerk, PAT data is current.

Jefferson confirmed on 5/4/2020. Per clerk, PAT data is current.

Lawrence confirmed on 5/19/2020. Per clerk, PAT data is current.

Lewis confirmed on 5/4/2020. Per clerk, PAT data is current.

Lincoln confirmed on 5/7/2020. Per clerk, PAT data is current.

Loudon confirmed on 5/18/2020. Per clerk, PAT data is current.

Madison confirmed on 5/4/2020. Per clerk, PAT data is current.

Marion confirmed on 5/11/2020. Per clerk, PAT data is current.

Meigs confirmed on 5/1/2020. Per clerk, PAT data is current.

Obion confirmed on 5/4/2020. Per clerk, PAT data is current.

Overton confirmed on 5/4/2020. Per clerk, PAT data is current.

Putnam confirmed on 5/7/2020. Per clerk, PAT data is current.

Rhea confirmed on 5/7/2020. Per clerk, PAT data is current.

Roane confirmed on 5/1/2020. Per clerk, PAT data is current.

Robertson confirmed on 5/4/2020. Per clerk, PAT data is current.

Sevier confirmed on 5/4/2020. Per clerk, PAT data is current.

Stewart confirmed on 5/4/2020. Per clerk, PAT data is current.

Trousdale confirmed on 5/18/2020. Per clerk, PAT data is current.

Unicoi confirmed on 5/4/2020. Per clerk, PAT data is current.

Warren confirmed on 5/5/2020. Per clerk, PAT data is current.

Weakley confirmed on 5/18/2020. Per clerk, PAT data is current.

Williamson confirmed on 5/22/2020. Per clerk, PAT data is current.

 

Texas:

Brewster confirmed on 5/5/2020. Per clerk, PAT data is current.

Frio confirmed on 5/4/2020. Per clerk, PAT data is current.

Jack confirmed on 5/5/2020. Per clerk, PAT data is current.

Young confirmed on 5/4/2020. Per clerk, PAT data is current.

 

Virginia:

Chesterfield confirmed on 5/7/2020. Per clerk, PAT data is current. 

Fairfax confirmed on 5/14/2020. Per clerk, PAT data is current.

Fairfax City confirmed on 5/22/2020. Per clerk, PAT data is current.

Powhatan confirmed on 5/18/2020. Per clerk, PAT data is current.

 

Washington:

Kittitas confirmed on 4/27/2020. Per clerk, PAT data is current.

 

West Virginia:

Berkeley confirmed on 5/26/2020. Per clerk, PAT data is current.

Braxton confirmed on 5/18/2020. Per clerk, PAT data is current.

Clay confirmed on 5/18/2020. Per clerk, PAT data is current.

Fayette confirmed on 5/18/2020. Per clerk, PAT data is current.

Greenbrier confirmed on 5/18/2020. Per clerk, PAT data is current.

Jefferson confirmed on 5/26/2020. Per clerk, PAT data is current.

Lewis confirmed on 5/18/2020. Per clerk, PAT data is current.

Lincoln confirmed on 5/21/2020. Per clerk, PAT data is current.

Logan confirmed on 5/18/2020. Per clerk, PAT data is current.

Kanawha confirmed on 5/18/2020. Per clerk, PAT data is current.

Marshall confirmed on 5/18/2020. Per clerk, PAT data is current.

McDowell confirmed on 5/18/2020. Per clerk, PAT data is current.

Mercer confirmed on 5/18/2020. Per clerk, PAT data is current.

Monongalia confirmed on 5/18/2020. Per clerk, PAT data is current.

Monroe confirmed on 5/18/2020. Per clerk, PAT data is current.

Morgan confirmed on 5/18/2020. Per clerk, PAT data is current.

Nicholas confirmed on 5/18/2020. Per clerk, PAT data is current.

Ohio confirmed on 5/18/2020. Per clerk, PAT data is current.

Pleasants confirmed on 5/18/2020. Per clerk, PAT data is current.

Preston confirmed on 5/18/2020. Per clerk, PAT data is current.

Putnam confirmed on 5/18/2020. Per clerk, PAT data is current.

Raleigh confirmed on 5/18/2020. Per clerk, PAT data is current.

Randolph confirmed on 5/18/2020. Per clerk, PAT data is current.

Ritchie confirmed on 5/18/2020. Per clerk, PAT data is current.

Summers confirmed on 5/18/2020. Per clerk, PAT data is current.

Taylor confirmed on 5/15/2020. Per clerk, PAT data is current.

Tyler confirmed on 5/18/2020. Per clerk, PAT data is current.

Upshur confirmed on 5/18/2020. Per clerk, PAT data is current.

Wayne confirmed on 5/18/2020. Per clerk, PAT data is current.

Webster confirmed on 5/18/2020. Per clerk, PAT data is current.

Wetzel confirmed on 5/18/2020. Per clerk, PAT data is current.

Wirt confirmed on 5/18/2020. Per clerk, PAT data is current.

Wood confirmed on 5/18/2020. Per clerk, PAT data is current.

Court Closures:

AL: All courts have closed. Orders can still be completed via automation and online sources.  

AR: Pulaski courts are closed to the public. Orders can still be completed through clerk assistance. 

AZ: Maricopa courts now have limited services. Orders can be completed. Please expect delays.

CA: Humboldt, Lake, courts are closed. Orders cannot be completed at this time.Alameda, Alpine, Amador, Calaveras, Colusa, Contra Costa, Del Norte, El Dorado, Fresno, Imperial, Inyo, Kern, Lassen, Marin, Mariposa, Mendocino, Merced, Mono, Monterey, Napa, Orange, Placer, Plumas, Riverside, Sacramento, San Bernardino, San Francisco, San Joaquin, San Luis Obispo, San Mateo, Santa Barbara, Santa Clara, Sierra, Solano, Sonoma, Stanislaus, Sutter, Tehama, Tulare, Ventura, Yolo, courts are closed. Most orders can be completed using an online source and clerk assistance. However, some case information may not be available at this time. If all case information cannot be obtained the result will be held.

DE: All courts have closed. Duration is currently unknown. Orders cannot be completed at this time. 

FL: Baker, Bay, Bradford, Broward, Calhoun, Charlotte, Clay, Columbia, Dade, Dixie, Duval, Escambia, Franklin, Glades, Hendry, Indian River, Jefferson, Lee, Leon, Levy, Manatee, Martin, Nassau, Okaloosa, Okeechobee, Orange, Palm Beach, Putnam, Santa Rosa, Sarasota, Seminole, St. Lucie, Sumter, Union, Volusia, Wakulla, courts are closed. Orders can still be completed through automation and online sources. Delays may occur for file retrieval and court copies. De Soto courts have closed. Orders cannot be completed at this time. 

GA: Hancock, Johnson, Tattnall, Treutlen, are closed. Duration is currently unknown. Orders cannot be completed at this time. Appling, Berrien, Bibb, Brantley, Bryan, Charlton, Clayton, Cobb, Coweta, Crawford, Dekalb, Dooly, Dougherty, Effingham, Glascock, Gordon, Greene, Henry, Jackson, Jenkins, Liberty, Long, Macon, McIntosh, Muscogee, Oglethorpe, Polk, Quitman, Rabun, Stewart, Taliaferro, Troup, Turner, Wayne, Wilkes, Wilkinson are placing limits on PAT time and researchers permitted in the courthouse at once. Please expect delays in these counties. Fayette, Gwinnett, Madison, Richmond, Upson, courts are closed. Duration unknown. Clears can still be completed. Case information is unavailable. 

IA: Johnson courts are closed. Orders can still be completed via automation and online sources. Delays will occur for any file retrieval and court copies.

IN: All courts limiting access to 4hrs per day for a minimum of 2 weeks. Orders can still be completed using automation. Delays may occur for file retrieval and court copies. 

IL: Cook courts have begun allowing strict appointments for research. Please continue to expect delays. Civil orders can still be completed. Peoria, courts have closed. Orders can still be completed using online access. 

KS: Johnson, courts have closed. Orders can still be completed through automation. File retrieval and court copies are unavailable at this time. 

KY: Adair, Allen, Ballard, Barren, Bath, Bell, Boone, Bourbon, Boyd, Boyle, Bracken, Breathitt, Breckinridge, Bullitt, Butler, Caldwell, Calloway, Campbell, Carlisle, Carroll, Carter, Christian, Clark, Clay, Clinton, Crittenden, Daviess, Edmondson, Elliott, Estill, Fayette, Fleming, Floyd, Franklin, Fulton, Garrard, Grant, Graves, Grayson, Green, Greenup, Hancock, Hardin, Harlan, Harrison, Hart, Henderson, Henry, Hickman, Hopkins, Jackson, Jefferson, Jessamine, Johnson, Kenton, Knott, Knox, Larue, Laurel, Lawrence, Lee, Leslie, Letcher, Lewis, Lincoln, Livingston, Logan, Lyon, Madison, Magoffin, Marion, Marshall, Martin, Mason, McCracken, McCreary, McLean, Meade, Menifee, Mercer, Monroe, Montgomery, Morgan, Muhlenberg, Nelson, Nicholas, Ohio, Oldham, Owen, Owsley, Pendleton, Perry, Pike, Powell, Pulaski, Robertson, Rockcastle, Rowan, Russell, Scott, Shelby, Simpson, Spencer, Taylor, Todd, Trigg, Trimble, Union, Warren, Washington, Wayne, Webster, Whitley, Woodford, are closed to the public. Duration is currently unknown. Most orders cannot be completed at this time. Clerks are willing to assist over the phone in some counties, but completing a full order via clerk assistance is very inconsistent. 

LA: Jefferson, Livingston, Orleans, Point Coupee, Rapides, Richland, St. Bernard, St. Helena, St. Mary, courts are closed. Orders can still be completed using online source. Delays may occur for file retrieval and court copies. Cameron, Red River, Vermillion, courts are closed. Duration is currently unknown. Orders cannot be completed at this time.

MA: All courts closed. Duration currently unknown. As of 3/31/2020 clears can be completed via clerk assistance.

MD: All courts closed to the public. Orders can still be completed using automation. Delays may occur for file retrieval and court copies.

MI: Alcona, Alger, Allegan, Antrim, Arenac, Baraga, Barry, Benzie, Berrien, Branch, Calhoun, Cass, Charlevoix, Cheboygan, Chippewa, Clare, Clinton, Delta, Eaton, Emmett, Genesee, Gogebic, Grand Traverse, Hillsdale, Houghton, Huron, Ingham, Ionia, Iosco, Iron, Jackson, Kalamazoo, Kent, Keweenaw, Lake, Lapeer, Leelanau, Lenawee, Livingston, Mackinac, Macomb, Mecosta, Menominee, Midland, Missaukee, Montmorency, Muskegon, Oceana, Ogemaw, Okaland, Ontonagon, Osceola, Oscoda, Ottawa, Presque Isle, Roscommon, Saginaw, Saint Clair, Sanilac, Shiawassee, Tuscola, Van Buren, Washtenaw, Wayne, Wexford, courts have closed. Most orders can be completed using an online source and clerk assistance. However, some case information may not be available at this time. If all case information cannot be obtained the result will be held. Bay, Crawford, Gladwin, Gratiot, Isabella, Kalkaska, Manistee, Monroe, Montcalm, Newaygo, Otsego, Saint Jospeh, Schoolcraft, are closed to the public. Orders cannot be completed out of those counties while the courts are closed.

MN: All courts closed. Duration currently unknown. Orders cannot be completed.  

MS: Covington, Grenada, Hancock, Lawrence, Leflore, Lincoln, Marshall, Montgomery, Pike, Simpson, Stone, Winston, courts have limited service and hours. Orders can still be completed. Please expect delays. Itawamba, Prentiss, courts have closed. Duration is currently unknown. Orders cannot be completed at this time.

MT: Missoula, courts have closed. Orders can still be completed using clerk assistance. Please expect delays.

NH: Strafford, courts are closed. Orders can still be completed using clerk assistance. 

NJ: All courts are closed. Duration is currently unknown. Civil orders can be completed using Promis Gavel online. Criminals orders cannot be completed at this time.

NY: Albany, Delaware, Schenectady, Washington, Yates are closed. Orders cannot be completed at this time. Chautauqua, Chenango, Clinton, Onondaga, Schoharie, Steuben, courts are closed. Orders can still be completed using clerk assistance or online access. The OCA is also short staffed which may result in delays on Statewide orders.   

PA: Adams, Columbia, Delaware, Montgomery, Philadelphia are still closed to the public as of 3/18/2020. Orders can still be completed using automation. Delays may occur for file retrieval and court copies.

SC: All courts have been closed to the public, however researchers are currently still allowed access. Orders can be completed. Please expect delays. 

TN: Hickman, Humphreys, Lake, Marshall, McMinn, Moore, Polk, courts are closed. Orders cannot be completed at this time. Bradley, Carroll, Carter, Coffee, Dekalb, Dyer, Fentress, Franklin, Grainger, Houston, Lauderdale, Macon, Maury, Monroe, Morgan, Montgomery, Rutherford, Scott, Sequatchie, Tipton, Wayne, Wilson, courts are closed to the public. Orders can still be completed through automation and/or clerk assistance. Delays may occur for file retrieval and court copies. Giles, courts are closed. Clears can still be completed. Case information is not available. 

TX: Ellis,courts are closed. Orders cannot be completed at this time.  Bell, Crane, Dallas, Hunt, Jefferson, Matagorda, McCulloch, Nacogdoches, Orange, Travis, have limited services. Orders can still be completed at this time. Please expect delays.

VA: Dinwiddie, Hanover, Richmond, closed to the public. Orders can still be completed using automation and clerk assistance. Delays may occur for file retrieval and court copies.

WA: Island, courts have closed. Orders can still be completed via automation and online sources. 

Washington DC courts have closed to the public. Clears can still be completed using clerk assistance; however, files cannot be obtained at this time. Duration unknown. Orders requiring files will be placed on hold. 

WV: Courts are closed to the public in many counties. Duration is currently unknown. Orders cannot be completed in some counties. However, SJV can complete orders in the following counties via clerk assistance: Barbour, Brooke, Cabell, Doddridge, Grant, Hancock, Harrison, Jackson, Marion, Mason, Mineral, Mingo, Pocahontas, Tucker, Wyoming

WY: Teton, Wyoming, courts are closed to the public. Duration is currently unknown. Orders can still be completed at this time. Please expect delays.

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