U.S. County Court Hours & Closings

U.S. Court Closings, Updated Hours….

As of April 3 at 4:00 pm (EST)….

This page is to serve as an update of US County Court closings and revised hours during the ever-changing COVID-19 environment. If you have new information to share please email: Denise.goren@bergconsultinggroup.com and the details will be added here.

Disclaimer: Information is provided by several sources and this page is not to be considered anything but information. We hear about closings but don’t always hear about openings.

Be well everyone!

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UPDATE

Alabama

 

 

 

For now, searches are able to be completed as usual with minimal delays, unless clerks need to get involved for file copies, etc.

Arizona

 

 

 

 

 

For now, searches in Arizona are able to be completed as usual with minimal delays, unless clerks need to get involved for file copies, etc.

Governor issued stay-at-home orders and non-essential business closures.

Arkansas

 

 

 

 

 

In the following counties the clerk counters are closed to the public. Searches can still be done. However, files cannot be ordered and searches requiring clerk assistance can not be completed until further notice: Benton, Pulaski, Sebastian, Washington

California

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In the following counties, service has been restored. Please expect delays as the backlog is being worked through with a drastically reduced staff: Del Norte, El Dorado, Imperial

The following counties PAT are inaccessible to public. They will not reopen until further notice: Humboldt, Lake, Mariposa, San Benito, San Diego, San Francisco, San Luis Obispo, Sierra, Tehama, Trinity

The following counties PAT are accessible, but clerk counters are closed: Alameda, Amador, Butte, Calaveras, Colusa, Contra Costa,  Fresno, Kings, Lassen, Los Angeles, Marin, Monterey, Napa, Orange, Placer, Puolumne, Riverside, Sacremento, San Bernardino, Santa Barbara, San Joaquin, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Shasta, Sierra, Siskiyou, Solano, Sonoma, Sutter, Tulare, Ventura, Yolo, Yuba

Stanislaus: Has PAT, clerks available, limited hours starting this week, 8a-12p.

Governor issued stay-at-home orders and non-essential business closures.

Colorado

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The following county courts are open, but with limited operations, staff and reduced hours until further notice: Adams, Archuleta, Alamosa, Bent, Boulder, Broomfield, Clear Creek, Conejos, Costilla, Crowley, Delta, Denver, Dolores, Eagle, Garfield, Gilpin,Grand, Gunnison, Hinsdale, Jackson, Jefferson, Kit Carson, Lake, Larimer, Las Animas, La Plata, Moffat, Morgan, Mineral, Montezuma, Montrose, Otero, Ouray, Phillips, Pitkin, Rio Blanco, Rio Grande, Routt, Saguache, San Juan, San Miguel, Sedgwick, Summit, Washington, Weld, Yuma

The following counties courts are closed and PAT are inaccessible to public. They will not reopen until further notice: Arapahoe, Baca, Cheyenne, Chaffee, Custer, Douglas, El Paso, Elbert, Fremont, Kiowa, Lincoln, Mesa, Park, Prowers, Pueblo, Teller

Governor issued stay-at-home orders and non-essential business closures.

Connecticut

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

All courts have consolidated down to one court per county. This is causing delays for records when clerks need to get involved.

The following county courts are open, but with limited operations, staff and  hours until further notice: Ansonia/Milford, Fairfield, Hartford, Middlesex, New Britain, New Haven, New London, Stamford/Norwalk, Tolland, Waterbury, Windham 

The following counties courts are closed and PAT are inaccessible to public. They will not reopen until further notice: Danielson, Danbury, Litchfield, Rockville

Governor issued stay-at-home orders and non-essential business closures.

Delaware

 

 

 

 

 

As of 3/30/2020 all county courts are closed to the public with no access for researchers until further notice.

Governor issued stay-at-home orders and non-essential business closures.

District of Columbia

 

 

 

 

 

Washington DC: County courts are closed to the public with no access for researchers until further notice.

stay-at-home orders and non-essential business closures.

Florida

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In the following county, service has been restored. Please expect delays as the backlog is being worked through with a drastically reduced staff: Taylor

The following county courts are closed to the public with no access for researchers until further notice: Alachua, Bay, Charlotte, Clay, Duval, Flagler, Indian River, Lee, Leon, Levy, Manatee, Polk, Putnam, Seminole, Saint Lucie, Union

The following county courts that are closed to the public with no access for researchers until further notice: Broward, Miami Dade, Orange

The following county courts that are closed to the public with no access for researchers until 4/6/2020: Volusia

Governor issued stay-at-home orders and non-essential business closures.

Georgia

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For the following counties, the courts are officially closed to the public. However, some researchers have very limited special access, for now: Appling, Atkinson, Bacon, BenHill, Brantley, Charlton, Clinch, Crawford, Decatur, Dooly, Effingham, Gordon, Grady, Heard, Henry, Irwin, Jackson, Jeff Davis, Lamar, Lanier, Lee, Mitchell, Monroe, Murray, Muscogee, Newton, Pickens, Pierce, Polk, Talbot, Taylor, Telfair, Turner, Twiggs, Washington, Ware, Wayne, Whitfield

For the following Counties, PAT are inaccessible to the public, and the searches being done by clerks are very limited due to clerk shortages. Expect delays: Colquitt, Randolph, Tattnall, Tift

For the following Counties, PAT are inaccessible to the public, and there are no searches being done by clerks until further notice: Baker, Baldwin, Barrow, Bartow, Brooks, Butts, Clay, Coffee, Emanuel, Evans, Fannin, Gilmer, Greene, Hancock, Haralson, Jasper, Jefferson, Johnson, Jones, Laurens, Long, Marion, McIntosh, Peach, Putnam, Rabun, Terrell, Treutlen, Walton, Worth

In the following counties the clerk counters are closed to the public. Searches can still be done. However, files cannot be ordered and searches requiring clerk assistance can not be completed until further notice: Bibb, Bryan, Bulloch, Bryan, Burke, Catoosa, Chattahoochee, Chattooga, Cherokee, Clarke, Clayton, Cobb, Columbia, Cook, Coweta, Dade, Dawson, Dougherty, Douglas, Fayette, Forsyth, Franklin, Fulton, Gwinnett, Hall, Harris, Liberty, Lowndes, Madison, Oconee, Richmond, Rockdale, Spalding, Thomas, Toombs, Upson, Walker

*Alternative: Statewide GA searches instead of county level searches for the above listed counties. *Note – a signed release will ne necessary.

Governor issued stay-at-home orders and non-essential business closures.

Hawaii

 

 

 

Governor issued stay-at-home orders and non-essential business closures.

Idaho

 

 

 

 

 

County courts are open, but with limited operations. 

Governor issued stay-at-home orders and non-essential business closures.

Illinois

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As of now, the following counties courts are closed to the public (clerk’s window is closed). Searches can still be done online, but files can not be ordered until further notice: Cook, Fulton, Hancock, Henderson, Kane (no D.O.B.), Mcdonough

Governor issued stay-at-home orders and non-essential business closures.

Indiana

 

 

 

Governor issued stay-at-home orders and non-essential business closures.

Iowa

 

 

 

County courts are open, but with limited operations. 

Kansas

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For the following counties the PAT is still accessible. However, the clerk counters are closed. So, for now, searches that are clear on the PAT, or records with all case information on the PAT can still be done and will be returned. Records with missing case info on the PAT, and possible records where ID’s are missing on the PAT cannot be completed until the clerk counters are reopened. There is no eta for when this will happen: Clay, Dickinson, Geary, Marion, Morris, Riley

Governor issued stay-at-home orders and non-essential business closures.

Kentucky

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The following county courts that are closed to the public with no access for researchers until 4/13/2020: Allen, Barren, Bath, Bourbon, Boyd, Boyle, Breckenridge, Bullitt, Butler, Caldwell, Calloway, Carter, Christian, Clark, Clay, Clinton, Crittenden, Cumberland. Davies, Edmonson, Estill, Fleming, Floyd, Franklin, Grant, Graves, Grayson, Green, Greenup, Hancock, Hardin, Harlan, Harrison, Henderson, Hopkins, Jefferson, Johnson, Jones, Knox, Knott, Larue, Laurel, Lee, Lewis, Lincoln, Livingston, Lyon, Magoffin, Marion, Marshall, Martin, Mason, McCracken, McCreary, McLean, Meade, Mercer, Monroe, Montgomery, Muhlenberg, Nelson, Nicholas, Ohio, Owen, Owsley, Pendleton, Perry, Pike, Powell, Robertson, Rowan, Scott, Simpson, Spencer, Taylor, Trigg, Trimble, Union, Warren, Washington, Wayne, Webster,Wolfe, Woodford

The following county courts searches are available with clerks assistance: Morgan

Governor issued non-essential business closures.

Louisiana

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The following county courts that are closed to the public with no access for researchers until 4/13/2020: Acadia, Allen, Assumption, Bienville, Bossier, Calcasieu, Caldwell, Cameron, Catahoula, Concordia, East Baton Rouge, Franklin, Iberia, Jefferson, Jefferson Davis, La Salle, Lafayette, Lincoln, Livingston, Orleans -(4/30/2020), Rapides, Red River Richland, St. Helena, St. James, St. John the Baptist, St. Mary, Tangipahoa, Vermillon, Vernon, Washington, Winn

The following county clerk assistance is available: Pointe Coupe

Governor issued stay-at-home orders and non-essential business closures.

Maine

 

 

 

All courts in all counties are closed until further notice.

Maryland

 

 

 

 

 

All courts are closed to the public. Searches can still be done online.  However, files cannot be ordered until further notice.

Governor issued non-essential business closures.

Massachusetts

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

All courts closed until further notice. No searches are possible at this time.

Alternatives: iCORI MA Statewide. This search is limited compared to the counties.  Misdemeanors are only reported for 5 years and Felonies for 10 years. Requires special setup, special release and records can only be kept until the pre-adverse & adverse action letters have been sent to the applicant.

Governor issued stay-at-home orders and non-essential business closures.

Michigan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The courts in the following counties are closed to the public effective immediately, until 04/13/2020:  Alcona, Alger, Alpena, Baraga, Bay, Berrien, Cheyboygan, Clare, Clinton, Delta, Eaton, Genesee, Gladwin, Gogebic, Gratiot, Hillsdale, Iosco,  Iron, Isabella, Kalamazoo, Keweenaw, Lapeer, Lenawee, Livingston, Luce,  Mackinac, Manistee, Mecosta, Menominee, Missaukee, Monroe, Marquette, Montmorency, Muskegon, Newaygo, Oakland, Oceana, Ogemaw, Ontonagon, Osceola, Oscoda, Ottawa, Roscommon, Saint Joseph, Saginaw, Sanilac, Schoolcraft, St. Joseph, Tuscola, Van Buren

The following counties the PAT are still accessible.  However, the clerk’s counters are closed.  So, for now, searches that are clear on the PAT can still be done and will be returned.  Records and possible records cannot be completed until the clerk counters are reopened.  There is no eta for when this will happen: Allegan, Atrim, Barry, Calhoun, Cass, Genesee, Grand Traverse, Ingham, Ionia, Jackson, Kent, Leelanau,  Macomb, Presque Isle, Shiawassee, Washtenaw, Wayne

Governor issued stay-at-home orders and non-essential business closures.

Minnesota

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

All Minnesota Courthouse PAT are inaccessible to the public by Minnesota Supreme Court administrative order and will be in effect until at least 4/22/2020. 

Alternatives:

Searches can still be done via web access, but with limited data as follows: Does not include the subjects full Street Address (city and state only), does not include Pre-Conviction information (pending cases), does not include some Harassment and Domestic Abuse cases and case information, and does not include comments noted in “Other Events and Hearings” Section Information of the register of actions.

Governor issued stay-at-home orders and non-essential business closures.

Mississippi

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As of now, the following county courts PAT are inaccessible to the public. They will not reopen util further notice:  Adams, Franklin, Hancock, Hinds, Harrison, Itawamba, Jackson, Leake, Lee, Leflore, Madison, Monroe, Panola, Pike, Prentice, Tallahatchie, Tate, Union, Warren, Webster

For the following counties courts clerk assistance is available: DeSoto, Marshall

Governor issued stay-at-home orders and non-essential business closures.

Missouri

 

 

 

County courts are open, but with limited operations. 

Montana

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The courts in the following counties are closed to the public effective immediately, and no searches can be done until further notice: Missoula, Yellowstone

Statewide searches through Montana Department of Justice will be closed until at least 3/27/2020

Governor issued stay-at-home orders and non-essential business closures.

Nebraska

 

 

 

County courts are open, but with limited operations. 

Nevada

 

 

 

 

 

County courts are open, however the following county courts are limiting public access: Carson City, Las Vegas 

Governor issued non-essential business closures.

New
Hampshire

 

 

 

 

County courts are open, but with limited operations. 

Governor issued stay-at-home orders and non-essential business closures.

New Jersey

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

All courts are closed to the public and no searched can be done until further notice.

Alternatives:

  • Online using the Promis Gavel System; not as complete as the court house terminals Promis Gavel System, but still able to match records through Name/ DOB year. Cases available are felony convictions only.
  • Criminal checks through State Police records. These records are more costly, but will fulfill county court house check.

Governor issued stay-at-home orders and non-essential business closures.

New Mexico

 

 

 

 

 

County courts are open, but with limited operations. 

Governor issued stay-at-home orders and non-essential business closures.

New York

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

All county courts are closed to the public, but they are accepting email and fax requests.

Alternatives:

  • NY OCA searches for entire state – staff has been reduced in numbers, causing severe delays.

Governor issued stay-at-home orders and non-essential business closures.

North
Carolina

 

 

 

 

 

 

The county courts are closed but researchers will have the ability to obtain public access remotely so the only delays will be on orders that require
clerk assistance.

Governor issued stay-at-home orders and non-essential business closures.

North
Dakota

 

 

 

County courts are open, but with limited operations.

Ohio

 

 

 

 

 

The courts in the following counties are closed to the public, and no searches can be done until further notice: Hamilton, Harrison

Governor issued stay-at-home orders and non-essential business closures.

Oklahoma

 

 

 

County courts are open, but with limited operations.

Oregon

 

 

 

 

 

County courts are open, but with limited operations.

Governor issued stay-at-home orders and non-essential business closures.

Pennsylvania

 

 

 

 

 

 

All counties the courts are closed to the public (Clerk’s window is closed.)  Searches can still be done online.  However, files cannot be ordered until further notice

Governor issued stay-at-home orders and non-essential business closures.

Rhode Island

 

 

 

 

 

All counties the courts are closed to the public.  Searches can still be done.  However, files cannot be ordered until further notice.

Governor issued stay-at-home orders and non-essential business closures.

South
Carolina

 

 

 

County courts are open, but with limited operations.

South Dakota

 

 

 

County courts are open, but with limited operations.

Tennessee

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The courts in these counties are open again. PAT are down. Searches are clerk assisted, expect delays: Dyer, Henry, Loudon

The courts in the following counties are open, but with limited operations.  The clerk counters are open, expect delays: Anderson, Benton, Cannon, Carter, Claiborne, Cumberland (need appointment), Gibson, Giles (delay on file pulls for ID’s and Sentencing Confirmation), Hamilton, Mcnairy, Meigs, Monroe, Morgan, Overton, Roane, Robertson (no access to files, clears only), Warren, White

The courts in the following counties are closed to the public effective immediately, and no searches can be done until 04/13/2020: Bradley, Carroll, Cheatham Chester, Coffee, Decatur, Dickson, Grainger, Grundy, Hardeman, Hardin. Henderson, Hickman, Lake, Lauren, Lawrence, Lewis, Lincoln, Madison, Marshall, McMinn, Moore, Polk, Sequatchie, Sevier, Stewart, Wayne, Williamson

Texas

 

 

 

 

 

 

The following county courts are closed and no searches can be done until 04/13/2020: Bailey, Bosque, Bowie, Callahan, Camp, Chambers, Cherokee, Comal, Crane, Dallas, Fannin, Hunt, Hutchinson, Matagorda, Orange, San Augustine, San Jacinto, Shelby, Travis (4/10/2020), Val Verde, Wharton

Utah

 

 

 

County courts are open, but with limited operations.

Vermont

 

 

 

 

 

For all counties, public access to court records has been greatly restricted.  Turnaround times will be adversely affected.

Governor issued stay-at-home orders and non-essential business closures.

Virginia

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The following county courts are closed to the public. (Clerk’s window is closed.)  Searches can still be done.  However, files cannot be ordered until further notice: Chesterfield, Dinwiddie, Hanover, Powhatan, Prince Edward, Richmond, Wise

Governor issued stay-at-home orders and non-essential business closures.

Washington

 

 

 

 

 

 

Most counties the courts are closed to the public (clerks windows is closed).  Searches can still be done online, files cannot be ordered until further notice.

Governor issued stay-at-home orders and non-essential business closures.

West
Virginia

 

 

 

 

 

 

All courts are closed to the public and no searched can be done until 04/13/2020 tentatively.

Governor issued stay-at-home orders and non-essential business closures.

Wisconsin

 

 

 

 

County courts are open, but with limited operations.

Governor issued non-essential business closures.

Wyoming

 

 

 

 

 

County courts are open, but with limited operations.

The courts in the following counties are moving to clerk search only, expect delays: Teton

 

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