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Which counties have delays?
Which counties have delays?
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County delays can be a challenging aspect of background screening when you're trying to hire quickly. Delays can occur for a number of reasons - staffing shortages at the counties, redaction of key identifiers, technology issues and natural disasters. The list below contains known counties experiencing delays and may not be all inclusive with the changing environment.

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State

Counties

Additional Information

CA - California

Los Angeles

Merced

Orange

Sacramento

San Joaquin

The Court has redacted Date of Birth info, so requests need additional information to validate. Because of this, files need to be ordered for every possible name match and verified by the court clerk.

3/1/2024

DOB removed 7/9/2024

DOB removed 4/3/2024

DOB removed 4/3/2024

GA - Georgia

Clayton

Fulton

Catoosa

Lowndes

Newton

Continued clerk delays due to staffing issues. The turnaround for records and possible records is averaging 8-10 business days.

A “cybersecurity incident” occurred in late January causing a widespread system outage for the Fulton County government. Expect delays as the backlog is worked through.

County automation down

6/21/2024

FL - Florida

Escambia

Lee

Automation Down - Currently Under Investigation

05/01/2024

KS - Kansas

All

Automation Down - Currently Under Investigation

06/03/2024

LA - Lousiana

Saint Tammany

Webster

Automation Down - Currently Under Investigation

05/01/2024

MI - Michigan



All

Antrim

Grand Traverse

Leelanau

Berrien

State has redacted Date of Birth info, so requests need additional information to validate. Assume all MI will take longer.

Court systems are down due to a ransomware attack. No eta for restoration at this time.

Public Access terminal is unavailable.

06/01/2024

MS - Mississippi

Holmes

Itawamba

All searches in Justice Court are clerk-assisted and are mostly at a standstill now as they are changing their processes.

04/03/2024

The Justice Courthouse caught fire, resulting in total loss of the building. Court records are inaccessible and a new building location is yet to be determined.

NH - New Hampsire

All Counties

No county level automation at this time. The backlog is growing due to continued court staffing shortages. Turnaround time is now averaging 14 business days.

04/03/2024

OH - Ohio

Summit

Wood

County level automation issues.

07/11/2024

TX - Texas

Bee

Bexar

Guadalupe

Montgomery

San Jacinto

San Patricio

County level automation issues.

3/29/2024

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