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Current Court Delays and Closures
November 29, 2022
Current Court Delays and Closures

Domestic
Area
Jurisdiction
Details
Alabama
Not affected.
No closures.
Alaska
Not affected.
No closures.
Arizona
Not affected.
No closures.
Arkansas
Not affected.
No closures.
California
Contra Costa, Colusa, Los Angeles, Marin, Mariposa, Plumas, San Diego, San Francisco, San Joaquin, Santa Barbara, Sacramento, Santa Clara, Solano, Sonoma, Ventura.

El Dorado, Merced *

(Amador, Glenn, San Joaquin) **

*** Santa Cruz

San Benito, Nevada. ****
Expect significant delays. CA laws regarding background searches have changed; Court Public Access Terminals no longer provide enough information to fully identify an individual when a possible record exist. Thus researchers must go to the court clerk for clarification. Courts are not dedicating staff for this type of assistance. This has resulted in delays as the researcher is at the mercy of the court clerks "as time permits".

*Court is updating the PAT. Expect delays as court staff is short staffed and often unavailable to assist with search requests.
** PAT offline for maintenance. Searches unavailable at this time. ETA TBD.
*** Online searches and Court PAT are experiencing issues showing allowable information. Court IT is working on correcting the problems.
**** PAT are offline for replacement. No ETA for when these will be operation. No court staff assisting with searches during this time. No searches can be completed at this time.

NOTE: All CA counties will be closed on 9/23 for Native American Day.
Colorado
Not affected.
No closures.
Connecticut
Not affected.
No closures.
Delaware
Not affected.
No closures.
Florida
Not affected.
No closures.
Georgia

Richmond. Jenkins* Baldwin**

Remote access to the court PAT has been removed. Expect delays as researcher will now have to visit the court to access searches.
*PAT is down with no ETA for availability at this time. Expect delays.
** Court records are being relocated. Any searches requiring clerk assistance will be delayed until 1/2023.
Hawaii
Not affected.
No closures.
Idaho
Not affected.
No closures.
Illinois
Not affected.

No closures.
Indiana
Not affected.
No closures.
Iowa
Not affected.
No closures.
Kansas
Multiple counties affected.
  At this time...The KS, AccessKansas Case Search (PAT) has removed the following counties from the Statewide PAT - Atchison, Barber, Clark, Comanche, Edwards, Finney, Ford, Greeley, Grant, Gray, Hodgeman, Hamilton, Harper, Haskell, Harvey, Kearny, Kingman, Kiowa, Lane, Leavenworth, Meade, McPherson, Morton, Ness, Pratt, Pawnee, Rush, Reno, Scott, Stanton, Sumner, Stevens, Seward, and Wichita. 
  PAT is conducting a Software Update and they are doing this by temporarily removing the jurisdictions, however, we are also attempting to get additional confirmation if that is the case for all of the missing jurisdictions or if they are being removed permanently and transitioning over to the odyssey system. 
Kentucky

Not affected.



Louisiana
Not affected.
No closures.

Maine
Not affected. 
No closures.
Maryland
Not affected.
No closures.
Massachusetts
All courts.
Statewide court staffing issues are causing delays.  
Michigan

Benzie, Claire, Oakland, Mackinac, Macomb, Missaukee, Newaygo, Washtenaw, Wayne, Saginaw, Schoolcraft.
 

Clerk assisted search required. Expect delays. Most searches will process in 1-3 weeks, 



Minnesota
Not affected.
No closures.
Mississippi
Marshall
Court PAT experiencing technical issues. Expect delays.
Missouri
Not affected.
No closures.
Montana
Not affected. 
No closures.
Nebraska
Not affected.
No closures.
Nevada
Not Affected.
No closures.
New Hampshire
Not affected.
No closures.
New Jersey
Not affected.
No closures.
New Mexico
Not affected.
No closures.
New York
Suffolk.
PATs back online. Expect delays as the backlog is addressed.
North Carolina
Not affected.
No closures.
North Dakota
Not affected.
No closures.
Ohio
Williams.


Public Access Terminal has been taken offline. Court indicated it will be down approx. 2 months. Searches will now require clerk assistance. Delays expected.

Oklahoma
Not affected.
No closures.
Oregon
Not affected.
No closures.
Pennsylvania
Not affected.
No closures.
Rhode Island
Not affected.
No closures.
South Carolina
Not affected.
No closures.
South Dakota
Not affected.
No closures.
Tennessee
Not Affected.
No closures.  
Texas
Lubbock. 
Courts are transitioning to a new public access system.  For now there is no public access until further notice.  Until access is restored searches can be done through clerks.

Utah
Not affected.
No closures.
Vermont
Not affected.
No closures.
Virginia
Fairfax.
Court PAT experiencing latency problems. Expect delays.
Washington
Statewide affected.
Statewide court access system is offline for maintenance. No ETA has been provided.
West Virginia
Not affected.

Wisconsin
Not affected.
No closures.
Wyoming
Not affected.
No closures.