Legal Locator Service is currently monitoring current court closures and access restrictions nationwide and have proactively implemented a variety of contingent processes to maintain the level of service that you have come to expect. You may still see a degradation of service in certain regions as government officials continue to close or curtail access to government offices and online systems which impact our ability to provide court research services.
We are updating this page regularly with information on court closures and possible delays. Please note that while we are providing the best available information we have, due to the ever-changing nature of events related to COVID-19, accuracy is not guaranteed.
We remain dedicated to providing your business with accurate and timely services.
STATUS AS OF MAY 21, 2021
Court Closures & Delays
Court Closures & Delays
COUNTY STATE DATE OF UPDATE REOPENING DATE IMPACT
Yuma AZ 02/25/2021 N/A MEDIUM
Delays should be expected, courts are suffering staff shortages currently.
ALL Alaska 05/17/2021 N/A MEDIUM
Pats are back up – Expect delays while the backlog is caught up.
Multiple CA 04/22/2021 TBD MEDIUM
Counties throughout the state are open, are severely limiting public entrance. We should expect significant delays in processing, particularly in areas that require clerk assistance.
Multiple GA. 05/19/2021 TBD HIGH
DELAYED, allowing limited access or appointments only: Atkinson, Bacon, Baldwin, Berrien, Bibb, Butts, Bryan, Calhoun, Clayton, Cobb, Dade, DeKalb, Elbert, Floyd, Franklin, Gilmer, Glascock, Gordon, Grady, Greene, Gwinnett, Haralson, Harris, Houston, Jasper, Jefferson, Johnson, Jones, Lanier, Laurens, Lee, Lowndes, Macon, McDuffie, Miller, Montgomery, Murray, Newton, Oglethorpe, Pulaski, Rabun, Seminole, Stewart, Talbot, Tattnall, Terrell, Toombs, Turner, Walton, Washington, Webster, Wheeler, and Whitfield
CLOSED: Butts. Twigg – Pat is down until further notice, unable to perform searches. Brooks, due to clerks relocation – NO ETA Available.
We will provide updates on these courts, as available.
Multiple KY 05/19/2021 Multiple HIGH
KY – 10/29/20 – JUSTICE MINTON ORDERS RED ZONE COUNTIES TO CLOSED, REOPEN TBD.
ALL KY 11/23/2020 TBD HIGH
Due to the increasing spread of COVID throughout the state, the Chief Justice has issued new guidance for court operations. Counties that are in COVID “Red Zones” are encouraged to halt all in-person activities, and are advising clerk’s offices to close. Currently, there are over 50 counties affected, limiting in-person access, or only allowing searches to be performed with clerk assistance. We expect delays throughout the state.
As a result, we anticipate significant delays in processing throughout the state, and counties affected by this guidance to fluctuate on a weekly basis.
Webster LA 5/20/2021 6/1/2021 High
Civil Pat is down, a new site being built.
Multiple MA 05/06/2021 N/A MEDIUM
MA TERMINALS CURRENTLY DOWN.
The following courts are closed, however, we do currently have limited access in the following counties: Bristol, Hampden, and Middlesex. Delays should be expected in these areas.
Suffolk: Court is closed to the public, however, they are assisting when they are able. This court is currently extremely short-staffed, therefore, severe delays should be expected.
ALL ME 05/21/2021 NA Medium
DELAY: The service center has been slowly producing results lately probably due to staff vacations and the volume of searches they are handling.
Multiple MI 04/19/2021 High
The State of Michigan is now reporting the highest # of covid 19 cases in the U.S. We are at about 7000 Covid positive cases a day. Hospitals are getting full again and there are lots of sick people. This outbreak has affected everyone including our searchers, the courts, and even our staff. Many courts have been affected and have limited staff due to this surge in the Covid 19 case across the State of Michigan.
Multiple NY 04/01/2021 N/A MEDIUM
In response to the spread of COVID-19, courts are taking measures to limit public exposure. However, all courts are now open on at least a limited or by appointment basis. We will continue to expedite our pending orders as much as possible, but we still do anticipate longer than normal TATs.
ALL TN 05/21/2021 MULTIPLE HIGH
In response to the spread of COVID-19, courts are taking measures to limit public exposure. However, almost all courts are now open on at least a limited or by appointment basis. We will continue to expedite our pending orders as much as possible, but we still do anticipate longer than normal TATs.
Coffee Co, TN is having issues with their TNCIS system. It will be down thru 5/24
Several TX 04/27/2021 TBD MEDIUM
Orange: District Court office is closed, any search requiring clerk assistance cannot be processed at this time. Circuit Court is fully functional.
Van Zandt: CLOSED: Court is transitioning from one system to another.
ALL WV 04/22/2021 TBD HIGH
Most courts have resumed in-person operations. While we expect researchers will once again have access to conduct research, we also expect TATs will be extended until we are able to process the backlog of orders from the closures as many searches require clerk assistance. We have confirmed that Hampshire, WV has closed to researchers again, but clerks will process requests for a fee. We have also learned that Logan county has closed due to COVID-19 exposure in the courts. Braxton county is now requiring a notarized release from the individual being checked.
CLOSED, however, clerks are assisting: Braxton and Hampshire