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Updated Court Closures and Reopenings - Coronavirus (COVID-19)
July 09, 2020

Reopened Courts
Domestic
Area
Jurisdiction
Dates
Arkansas
Jefferson, Pulaski, Sebastian, Washington
Public record retrieval requests can now be processed; however, delays may be anticipated.
California
Alameda, Butte, Calaveras, Contra Costa, Colusa, Del Norte, Fresno, Glenn, Kings, Lake, Los Angeles, Marin, Modoc, Monterey, Napa, Orange, Placer, Riverside, Sacramento, San Benito, San Bernardino, San Diego, San Francisco, San Joaquin, San Mateo, Santa Barbara, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Shasta, Sierra, Siskiyou, Solano, Sonoma, Stanislaus, Tehama, Tulare, Ventura, Yolo, Yuba
Public record retrieval requests can now be processed; however, lengthy delays should be anticipated.
Delaware
All
Public record retrieval requests can now be processed; however, delays may be anticipated.
Florida
Baker, Bradford, Brevard, Broward, Columbia, Glades, Jackson, Lake, Lee, Levy, Liberty, Madison, Manatee, Miami, Okeechobee, Pasco, Wakulla
Public record retrieval requests can now be processed; however, delays may be anticipated.
Georgia
All
Public record retrieval requests can now be processed; however, delays may be anticipated.
Illinois
Champaign, Cook
Public record retrieval requests can now be processed; however, delays may be anticipated.
Kansas
Shawnee
Public record retrieval requests can now be processed; however, delays may be anticipated.
Kentucky
All
Public record retrieval requests can now be processed; however, delays may be anticipated.
Louisiana
Acadia, Allen, Bienville, Caddo, Caldwell, Cameron, Concordia, East Baton Rouge, Franklin, Hardin, Iberia, Jefferson Davis, La Salle, Livingston, Moore, Orleans, Point Coupee, Red River, Richland, St. Charles, St. Helena, St. James, St. John the Baptist, St. Mary, Tangipahoa, Vernon, Winn
Public record retrieval requests can now be processed; however, delays may be anticipated.
Michigan
Alcona, Alger, Allegan, Alpena, Arenac, Baraga, Barry, Bay, Cheboygan, Clare, Crawford, Delta, Dickson, Eaton, Genesee, Gladwin, Gogebic, Gratiot, Huron, Ionia, Iosco, Ingham, Iron, Isabella, Itawamba, Kalamazoo, Keweenaw, Lapeer, Leelanau, Livingston, Luce, Mackinac, Macomb, Manistee, Mecosta, Menominee, Montmorency, Muskegon, Oceana, Ogemaw, Ontonagon, Oscoda, Otsego, Ottawa, Roscommon, Saginaw, Schoolcraft, Shiawassee, St. Joseph, Van Buren, Washtenaw
Public record retrieval requests can now be processed; however, delays may be anticipated.
Minnesota
All
Public record retrieval requests can now be processed; however, delays may be anticipated.

Mississippi
Adams, Alcorn, Bolivar, Calhoun, Carroll, Clarke, Clay, Covington, De Soto, Forrest, Franklin, George, Greene, Grenada, Hancock, Harrison, Hinds, Itawamba, Jackson, Jefferson, Lafayette, Lamar, Leake, Lee, Leflore, Lincoln, Marion, Monroe, Newton, Noxubee, Panola, Perry, Pike, Scott, Simpson, Stone, Tallahatchie, Tate, Tippah, Tishomingo, Tunica, Union, Warren, Wayne, Yalobusha
Public record retrieval requests can now be processed; however, delays may be anticipated.
Montana
All
Clerk search only, limited staff, expect delays.
In response to the spread of COVID-19, courts in Montana are taking measures to limit public exposure. Following the governor's stay-at-home order, all courts are operating with essential staff only. In areas that require clerks to assist with searches, delays should be expected. We are continuing to process orders in areas with remote access, where our researchers are able to access PATs in courts, and where clerks are willing to assist.
New York
All
Public record retrieval requests can now be processed; however, delays may be anticipated.
Ohio
Cuyahoga, Harrison
Public record retrieval requests can now be processed; however, delays may be anticipated.
Oklahoma
Kay
Public record retrieval requests can now be processed; however, delays may be anticipated.
Pennsylvania
Adams, Clearfield, Columbia, Lehigh, Lycoming, Wayne
CIVIL Public record retrieval requests can now be processed; however, delays may be anticipated.
Tennessee
Bradley, Cannon, Carroll, Cheatham, Chester, Clairborne, Clay, Coffee, Crockett, Cumberland, Decatur, Dekalb, Dickson, Dyer, Fayette, Fentress, Franklin, Gibson, Giles, Grundy, Hamilton, Hancock, Hardeman, Hardin, Haywood, Henderson, Henry, Hickman, Humphreys, Jefferson, Lauderdale, Lawrence, Lewis, Lincoln, Loudon, Madison, Marion, Marshall, McMinn, Monroe, Moore, Morgan, Obion, Overton, Robertson, Sequatchie, Sevier, Shelby, Stewart, Sumner, Tipton, Van Buren, Weakley, Williamson
Public record retrieval requests can now be processed; however, delays anticipated.
Texas
Bell, Brewster, Carroll, Chambers, Ellis, El Paso, Frio, Hardin, Jack, Jefferson, Marshall, Orange, Panola, Young
Public record retrieval requests can now be processed; however, delays may be anticipated.
Vermont
All
Public record retrieval requests can now be processed; however, delays may be anticipated.
Virginia
Chesterfield, Dinwiddie, Fairfax, Fairfax City, Powhatan, Richmond
Public record retrieval requests can now be processed; however, delays may be anticipated.
Washington
Island, King (CIVIL), Kittitas
Public record retrieval requests can now be processed; however, delays may be anticipated.
Washington DC
All
Emergency-only appointments until 8/14. Expect delays.
West Virginia
All*
Public record retrieval requests can now be processed; however, delays may be anticipated. *(Marion and Monongalia are still closed.)
Wyoming
Teton
Public record retrieval requests can now be processed; however, delays may be anticipated.

Current Court Delays
Domestic
Area
Jurisdiction
Dates
Arizona
Maricopa
Courts now have limited services. Orders can be completed. Please expect delays.
California
Humboldt, Mariposa, Sacramento, San Luis Obispo, Tehama
Mariposa, Sacramento, San Luis Obispo, San Mateo, Tehama, Ventura Closed to the public.
Humboldt Closed to the public, but searches can be completed for a $15 fee. Expect long delays.
Colorado
All
Some court activities have been reduced and/or eliminated, which may impact current case dispositions, events and appearances. This does not impact record retrieval of existing or historical data.
Connecticut
All
All Counties. Public Access Terminals are available, so searches will be processed, but there is no clerk support if additional assistance/information is needed.
Florida
All
Courts are closed. Orders can still be completed through automation and alternate sources. Delays may occur for file retrieval and court copies.
Georgia
Bryan, Bulloch, Dougherty, Emmanuel, Fayette, Gwinnett, Hall, Henry, Jefferson, Johnson, Pickens, Pierce, Spalding, Ware
Banks, Bryan, Dougherty, Emmanuel, Fayette, Gwinnett, Henry, Jefferson, Pickens, Spalding, Ware Closed. Duration unknown.

The Supreme Court of GA has renewed the judicial emergency until July 12th, and we do anticipate additional delays throughout the state due to procedures to limit the amount of staff in the courthouses. We will provide updates as they are received. For a complete list of updates, you can visit the below link: https://georgiacourts.gov/emergency-judicial-orders/
Hawaii
All
Some court activities have been reduced and/or eliminated, which may impact current case dispositions, events and appearances. This does not impact record retrieval of existing or historical data.
Idaho
All
Some court activities have been reduced and/or eliminated. We do not anticipate significant impact to public record retrieval requests at this point in time.
Indiana
Boone, Hamilton, Hancock, Hendricks, Johnson, Madison, Marion, Shelby
Some court activities have been reduced and/or eliminated. We do not anticipate significant impact to public record retrieval requests at this point in time.
Kentucky
Boyd, Breathitt, Graves
Courts closed for unknown duration.

Louisiana
Iberia, Richmond, Vermillion
Courts closed for unknown duration.

In response to the spread of COVID-19, courts are taking measures to limit public exposure. Following the governor's stay-at-home order, all courts are operating with essential staff only. In areas that require clerks to assist with searches, delays should be expected. We are continuing to process orders in areas with remote access, where our researchers are able to access PATs in courts, and where clerks are willing to assist.
Maryland
All
Some court activities have been reduced and/or eliminated. We do not anticipate significant impact to public record retrieval requests at this point in time. Document retrievals are impacted.
Massachusetts
All
Closed until at least July 13. Very limited access.
Michigan
Bay, Cass, Crawford, Midland, Monroe, Montcalm, Newaygo, St. Joseph, Wayne
- Closed until at least 6/1.

https://courts.michigan.gov/News-Events/press_releases/Documents/MSC%20Emergency%20Order%20News%20Release%203-15-20.pdf
Mississippi
Lauderdale, Lee, Marshall, Prentiss, Sunflower, Washington
Limited access to court. Expect delays.

New Jersey
All
Courts closed. Duration unknown.
North Carolina
All
Public Access Terminals are available, so searches will be processed, but there is no clerk support if additional assistance/information is needed.
Ohio
All
Public Access Terminals are available, so searches will be processed, but there clerk support may be limited if additional assistance/information is needed.
Oklahoma
All
Some courts are closed however our researchers still have access and/or there are clerks in the court working and available via fax/phone/mail.
Pennsylvania
All
Public Access Terminals are available, so searches will be processed, but there is no clerk support if additional assistance/information is needed.
Rhode Island
All
Some court activities have been reduced and/or eliminated. We do not anticipate significant impact to public record retrieval requests at this point in time.
South Carolina
Bamberg
Closed. Duration unknown.
South Dakota
All
Some court activities have been reduced and/or eliminated. We do not anticipate significant impact to public record retrieval requests at this point in time.
Tennessee
Lake, Sevier, Warren, Wayne
Lake, Sevier, Warren, WayneClosed duration unknown.
In response to the spread of COVID-19, courts in TN are taking measures to limit public exposure, and will continue through 6/12. While most other courts will currently remain open, we anticipate that these measures may result in delays in processing. You can read the full emergency order from the TN supreme court by following this link: http://www.tncourts.gov/sites/default/files/docs/covid-19_order.pdf

Texas
All
All courts are now operating for emergency matters only in response to the governor's declaration of a state of disaster. Please note, however, that only areas that require in-person visits will be delayed.
Virginia
All
Due to the outbreak, courts throughout the state are attempting to limit the public from entering the court unless they are party to a case. We are processing orders, but please be advised that we anticipate delays on orders requiring clerk assistance for verification.

For a complete list of closures and actions taken by the courts, you can follow the link: http://courts.state.va.us/news/items/covid_19.pdf
Washington
All
Some court activities have been reduced and/or eliminated. We do not anticipate significant impact to public record retrieval requests at this point in time.
West Virginia
Braxton
Closed. Duration unknown.