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COVID-19 and Redacted Counties

Please be advised – the mandatory closing of various agencies due to COVID-19 will impact our turnaround time for background searches. We’re monitoring events and will keep you updated.

Although Drug and Medical clinics remain open, candidates should contact them in advance to confirm hours/staffing availability and to inquire about COVID-19 testing. Expect increased wait times as additional COVID-19 screening questions have been added.

In addition to the COVID-19 closures, there is legislation in Michigan that will limit the PII provided by the courts in response to our queries. The legislation has passed but its implementation is delayed until January 2022. A small number of the Michigan courts have currently taken the position to not respond to queries, or to respond with a limited amount of PII when a record is found. A small number of courts in California are also currently choosing to either not respond to queries, or limit that amount of PII provided when a record is found.

U.S. County Closures:

StateCountyDate of ClosureClosedPartial Closure

Redacted Counties:

CASan Bernardino
CASan Joaquin
CALos Angeles
CAKings
CAMonterey

Reopened Courts Experiencing Delays:

StateCountyDate of Reopening
AZMaricopa8/25/2020
AZPima8/25/2020
AZYuma8/25/2020
CAContra Costa6/23/2020
CAHumboldt9/10/2020
CAImperial3/20/2020
CAKern6/10/2020
CAMadera4/10/2020
CAMarin4/6/2021
CAMariposa4/10/2020
CAModoc5/11/2020
CAMono4/10/2020
CAPlacer7/6/2020
CAPlumas4/10/2020
CASan Benito4/10/2020
CASan Bernardino3/21/2020
CASan Mateo6/30/2020
CASanta Clara08/18/2021
CASolano02/11/2022
CAStanislaus02/15/2022
CATehama7/6/2020
CATrinity4/10/2020
CATulare5/11/2020
CAVentura2/17/2022
FLSuwannee5/15/2020
FLTaylor6/1/2020
GABaker8/7/2020
GABaldwin7/20/2020
GABen Hill8/7/2020
GABerrien8/7/2020
GABibb1/19/2022
GABrantley8/7/2020
GABrooks6/23/2020
GABulloch4/8/2020
GABurke6/23/2020
GACharlton6/23/2020
GAClayton10/22/2020
GAClinch6/23/2020
GACobb9/15/2020
GACoffee5/15/2020
GAColquitt8/7/2020
GAColumbia5/22/2020
GACook6/23/2020
GACrisp6/23/2020
GADecatur5/11/2020
GADodge4/10/2021
GADooly6/23/2020
GADougherty8/7/2020
GAEarly6/23/2020
GAEmanuel5/15/2020
GAEvans6/23/2020
GAFannin7/15/2020
GAFayette2/7/2022
GAFranklin6/24/2020
GAGreene7/29/2020
GAGwinnett9/24/2020
GAHenry8/7/2020
GAHouston4/10/2020
GAJasper6/19/2020
GAJeff Davis4/10/2020
GAJefferson6/23/2020
GAJohnson9/1/2020
GALanier5/22/2020
GALaurens6/19/2020
GALee6/19/2020
GALincoln4/10/2020
GAMadison1/19/2022
GAMacon4/6/2020
GAMarion5/15/2020
GAMcduffie4/10/2020
GAMcIntosh6/19/2020
GAMiller4/23/2020
GAMonroe6/19/2020
GAMontgomery4/10/2020
GAPutnam6/19/2020
GARandolph6/19/2020
GAStephens4/10/2020
GASumter4/10/2020
GATalbot8/7/2020
GATattnall8/19/2021
GAThomas4/10/2020
GATift4/10/2020
GAToombs6/23/2020
GATreutlen6/23/2020
GATroup4/6/2020
GAUnion6/23/2020
GAUpson8/7/2020
GAWalton6/23/2020
GAWare4/14/2020
GAWashington7/21/2020
GAWhitfield6/23/2020
ILCook5/22/2020
ILDuPage5/1/2020
ILHancock6/23/2020
ILKane5/1/2020
KYAllen 3/16/2021
KYBreckenridge6/30/2020
KYCaldwell6/30/2020
KYCumberland7/6/2020
KYElliott9/24/2021
KYFloyd1/18/2021
KYGallatin7/6/2020
KYGarrard3/9/2021
KYHarlan3/16/2021
KYHickman7/6/2020
KYJefferson7/6/2020
KYJohnson3/16/2021
KYKnott7/6/2020
KYLaurel6/11/2021
KYLawrence3/16/2021
KYLee5/28/2021
KYLeslie7/27/2020
KYLincoln9/3/2020
KYMagoffin4/21/2021
KYMenifee3/16/2021
KYMorgan1/18/2021
KYNicholas8/11/2020
KYOwen4/6/2021
KYOwsley8/7/2020
KYPike7/6/2020
KYPulaski3/2/2021
KYRockcastle3/16/2021
KYTaylor7/6/2020
KYTrigg2/24/2021
KYTrimble7/6/2020
KYWashington3/25/2021
KYWayne8/11/2020
KYWolfe1/20/2021
LAAcadia6/1/2020
LAAllen6/23/2020
LAAssumption3/24/2020
LAAvoyelles4/10/2020
LABienville6/4/2020
LACaldwell6/18/2020
LACameron8/11/2020
LACatahoula6/18/2020
LAClaiborne4/10/2020
LADeSoto4/10/2020
LAEast Feliciana4/10/2020
LAEvangeline4/10/2020
LAFranklin6/18/2020
LAGrant4/10/2020
LAJackson4/10/2020
LAJefferson Davis6/18/2020
LALafourche5/26/2020
LALa Salle6/18/2020
LALincoln4/10/2020
LALivingston8/11/2020
LAMadison4/10/2020
LAMorehouse4/10/2020
LANatchitoches4/10/2020
LAPlaquemines4/10/2020
LARapides4/10/2020
LARed River6/11/2020
LARichland4/6/2020
LASaint Bernard4/10/2020
LASaint Charles4/10/2020
LASaint James6/18/2020
LASt John the Baptist8/11/2020
LASaint Mary3/24/2020
LATensas4/10/2020
LATerrebonne4/10/2020
LAVermilion7/21/2020
LAVernon6/18/2020
LAWashington4/14/2020
LAWest Carroll4/10/2020
LAWest Feliciana4/10/2020
LAWinn6/18/2020
MEAll Counties8/25/2020
MIAlcona6/18/2020
MIAlger6/18/2020
MIAllegan7/28/2020
MIAlpena6/18/2020
MIBaraga8/11/2020
MIBarry8/11/2020
MIBay10/22/2020
MIBenzie6/18/2020
MIBerrien9/22/2020
MIBranch2/4/2021
MICalhoun9/22/2020
MICheboygan7/15/2020
MIChippewa6/18/2020
MIClare6/18/2020
MIClinton8/11/2020
MIDelta6/18/2020
MIDickinson6/18/2020
MIEaton 7/15/2020
MIEmmet9/22/2020
MIGenesee9/22/2020
MIGogebic6/23/2020
MIGratiot6/23/2020
MIHillsdale9/22/2020
MIHoughton9/22/2020
MIHuron6/23/2020
MIIngham9/23/2020
MIIonia9/23/2020
MIIron6/23/2020
MIKalamazoo8/11/2020
MIKalkaska6/23/2020
MIKent9/23/2020
MIKeweenaw9/23/2020
MILake9/23/2020
MILapeer7/28/2020
MILenawee6/23/2020
MILivingston7/15/2020
MIMackinac 9/23/2020
MIMacomb10/22/2020
MIManistee3/9/2021
MIMarquette9/25/2020
MIMason9/25/2020
MIMecosta9/25/2020
MIMenominee9/25/2020
MIMissaukee7/29/2020
MIMontcalm9/25/2020
MIMontmorency9/25/2020
MIMuskegon7/28/2020
MINewaygo9/25/2020
MIOakland9/18/2020
MIOceana9/25/2020
MIOgemaw10/15/2020
MIOntonagon4/6/2021
MIOsceola10/22/2020
MIOscoda10/22/2020
MIOtsego10/6/2020
MIPresqueIsle3/18/2020
MISaginaw7/31/2020
MISaint Clair3/19/2020
MISanilac10/6/2020
MISchoolcraft7/10/2020
MIShiawassee10/6/2020
MITuscola10/6/2020
MIVan Buren10/6/2020
MIWashtenaw10/6/2020
MIWayne10/6/2020
MSAdams6/23/2020
MSAlcorn4/10/2020
MSAmite4/10/2020
MSAttala4/10/2020
MSBenton4/10/2020
MSBolivar7/29/2020
MSCarroll4/10/2020
MSChickasaw4/10/2020
MSClaiborne4/10/2020
MSClarke4/10/2020
MSClay6/30/2020
MSCoahoma4/10/2020
MSCopiah4/10/2020
MSFranklin6/23/2020
MSGeorge5/22/2020
MSHumphreys6/23/2020
MSItawamba6/23/2020
MSJackson1/31/2022
MSJasper4/10/2020
MSJefferson3/2/2021
MSLafayette6/23/2020
MSLauderdale4/10/2020
MSLeake6/23/2020
MSLeflore4/6/2020
MSLowndes4/10/2020
MSMarion6/23/2020
MSMontgomery4/10/2020
MSNeshoba4/10/2020
MSOktibbeha4/10/2020
MSPearl River4/10/2020
MSPike4/10/2020
MSScott4/10/2020
MSSimpson4/6/2020
MSTallahatchie5/12/2020
MSTishomingo4/6/2020
MSTunica4/6/2020
MSWalthall4/6/2020
MSWarren4/6/2020
MSWebster4/10/2020
MSWilkinson4/10/2020
MSWinston4/10/2020
MSYalobusha4/6/2020
MSYazoo4/10/2020
MTBeaverhead8/25/2020
MTBlaine8/25/2020
MTCarbon8/25/2020
MTCascade1/14/2021
MTChouteau8/25/2020
MTCuster8/25/2020
MTDaniels8/25/2020
MTDeerLodge8/25/2020
MTLake5/11/2020
NVCarson City8/25/2020
NVClark8/25/2020
NVDouglas8/25/2020
NVElko8/25/2020
NVHumboldt8/25/2020
NVLander8/25/2020
NVLincoln8/25/2020
NVLyon8/25/2020
NVMineral8/25/2020
NVNye8/25/2020
NVPershing8/25/2020
NVStorey8/25/2020
NVWashoe8/25/2020
OHHarrison6/19/2020
OHLawrence8/18/2020
OHMarion8/18/2020
OHTuscarawas8/18/2020
TNCarroll10/15/2020
TNCampbell01/25/2022
TNCheatham3/2/2021
TNChester6/18/2020
TNCoffee10/22/2020
TNDickson6/18/2020
TNFayette4/10/2020
TNFentress1/31/2022
TNGrundy6/18/2020
TNHancock6/18/2020
TNHardeman9/8/2021
TNHaywood4/10/2020
TNHenderson6/1/2020
TNHouston6/30/2020
TNJackson6/30/2020
TNLauderdale8/23/2021
TNMadison12/28/2021
TNRhea6/30/2020
TNScott6/30/2020
TNSequatchie6/30/2020
TNShelby6/1/2020
TNUnion4/10/2020
WVBraxton10/15/2020
WVClay7/6/2020
WVGrant7/6/2020
WVHampshire8/18/2020
WVHarrison7/7/2020
WVJackson4/6/2021
WVJefferson7/8/2020
WVMorgan7/7/2020
WVPleasants5/11/2020
WVPreston7/8/2020
WVRaleigh10/15/2020
WVRoane7/8/2020
WVSummers7/9/2020
WVTucker2/24/2021
WVUpshur11/2/2020
WVWebster7/14/2020
WVWyoming7/10/2020

Please note: While these counties have been removed from the closure list (allowing us to begin processing searches there), due to COVID-19 there will be significant delays. Courts are following mandated guidelines to keep employees and the public safe. This includes reducing the amount of on-site staff, limiting the amount of people in the court, etc. Your patience during this time is greatly appreciated.

International Closures:

CountryNotes 
British Columbia Provincial searchesCurrently there are delays for any disputed searches due to additional research needed and courts currently not allowing anyone to pull additional files.  
British Columbia MVROur vendor has notified us that the TAT has normalized and has returned to the standard ETA of 7-10 business days. 
Manitoba  Canada MVROur vendor has notified us that the Canada province of Manitoba is experiencing a backlog due to businesses opening up and the government agency experiencing an increase in volume. The regular ETA for these searches is 3-5 business days, the current ETA is 2+ weeks.
Guatemala INTCRMDelays are expected with Foreigner Applications
Netherlands, Austria & INTCRMCandidates will face difficulties in obtaining the certificates on the spot. Expected delays in TAT.
Italy INTCRMChecks are still being operated through our partners with a small delay.  Please note we run Italy INTCRM as post-only, but other services may be delayed in Italy.  We will provide more updates as we receive them.
Norway INTCRMMinimal administrative staff on duty, there will be delays in service.
Ireland ServicesRestrictions have been eased, but minimal delays should be expected.
Mexico CriminalRequests are beginning to see delays as the source is limiting how many requests they will accept on a daily basis.   
UK MVR Driver and Vehicle Agency Northern IrelandDelays to new and existing applications due to low staffing.
Turkey CriminalWe are facing delays in getting reports from our local agents based in Turkey due to Spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus).
Western Australia MVRMinimal delays due to COVID-19.
Malta CriminalWe are starting to experiencing delays with the criminal searches and we will keep you informed if they delays increase.
Canada Ontario Provincial Ontario Superior Courts have suspended all operations, with the exception of urgent civil, family or criminal matters.  This delay impacts searches that require additional research.
Philippines All servicesCurrently there are only delays for searches that require additional research. The source is not currently giving TAT’s due to very limited staff.
Tunisia CriminalMinimal delays still to be expected.
Alberta and Quebec Provincial Searches There will be a delay in searches that require additional research, clears are processing normally.
Bahrain INTCRMCourts reopened with limited staff, expect delays up to  1 week.
Lebanon CriminalGovernment has started to reopen and searches are being processed. Should expect delays up to 2-3 days due to minimal staff
Spain ServicesGovernment has reopened and delays should be expected up to a week due to limited staffing.