Court Closures by State

We have received notification that due to COVID-19, there are multiple courts closing throughout the U.S. We do expect the court closure situation to evolve RAPIDLY and we will continue to monitor the situation and update this list as we receive information.

LAST UPDATED: 10/12/2020

CALIFORNIA 

  • Contra Costa County partially reopened, please expect delays 

  • Glenn County partially reopened, please expect delays 

  • Humboldt County partially reopened, please expect delays 

  • Marin County partially reopened, please expect delays 

  • Monterey County partially reopened, please expect delays 

  • San Diego County partially reopened, please expect delays 

  • San Joaquin County closed indefinitely - “clear” searches will still be available but any search where possible records are found will be unavailable until the court reopens 

  • Santa Barbara County partially reopened, please expect delays 

  • Santa Clara County partially reopened, please expect delays  

  • Sierra County closed indefinitely but researchers are able to request searches.  Please expect lengthy delays. 

  • Solano County partially reopened, please expect delays 

  • Yolo County partially reopened, please expect delays 

CONNECTICUT 

  • All courts closed indefinitely but MOST cases are still accessible by researchers.  Only those requiring clerk assistance for missing information will be delayed. 

DELAWARE 

  • REOPENED with extremely limited services, please expect delays 

GEORGIA 

  • All counties not listed below have reopened but with limited services, please expect delays 

  • Fayette County closed indefinitely - “clear” searches will still be available but any search where possible records are found will be unavailable until the court reopens 

  • Hancock County closed indefinitely 

ILLINOIS 

  • Cook County is open by appointment only, please expect severe delays 

KENTUCKY NOTE: A statewide search is available as an alternative but has a $25 court fee 

  • All counties have reopened, but by limited appointment only.  Please expect delays. 

MASSACHUSETTS 

  • All courts have reopened but have very lengthy backlogs.  Please expect severe delays. 

MISSISSIPPI 

  • All counties have reopened with limited services, please expect delays. 

NEW JERSEY 

  • The court system has provided an alternate case access method for researchers which is accessible for a fee.  Effective immediately NJ orders can be completed but will carry a $5 court fee.  Please expect delays as researchers work through the backlog. 

NEW YORK 

  • Statewide OCA staff are being reduced so results will be delayed  

TENNESSEE 

  • Benton County has limited services, please expect delays 

  • Coffee County has limited services, please expect delays 

  • Dickson County has limited services, please expect delays 

  • Fentress County has limited services, please expect delays 

  • Gibson County closed indefinitely 

  • Hickman County has limited services, please expect delays 

  • Lake County closed indefinitely 

  • Robertson County has limited services, please expect delays 

  • Wayne County has limited services, please expect delays 

  • White County has limited services, please expect delays