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COVID-19 Court Closures

In order to limit the spread of COVID-19, the following U.S. Jurisdictions have announced they will be temporarily closing their courthouses. Please be advised that a courthouse closure does not necessarily mean there will be an impact in screening services. Sterling Volunteers continues to fulfill 85% of court record data electronically, using our proprietary CourtDirectTM automation technology, so our clients should experience minimal impact. However, if a search cannot be completed due to a court closure, the search will be closed indicating, “This search cannot be fulfilled at this time as the court is temporarily closed.” 

The following U.S Jurisdictions are currently experiencing closures or operational delays due to the spread of COVID-19: 






San Francisco, Yolo, San Benito, Lake, Tehama 


Gwinnett, Henry, Peach, Franklin, Burke, Pickens, Long, Gilmer, Tattnall, Fannin, McIntosh, Jefferson, Talbot, Evans, Hancock, Marion, Taylor, Crawford 


Fayette, Boone, Hardin, Christian, Daviess, Bullitt, McCracken, Henderson, Clark, Nelson, Calloway, Barren, Hopkins, Boyd, Graves, Rowan, Montgomery, Marshall, Harrison, Marion, Allen, Greenup, Carter, Harlan, Bath, Union, Todd, McLean, Washington, Clinton, Bourbon, Cumberland, Fleming, Jefferson, Knott, Lee, Leslie, Letcher, Nelson, Owsley, Pike, Scott, Todd, Union 


Middlesex, Suffolk, Worchester, Norfolk, Essex, Bristol, Plymouth, Hampden, Barnstable, Hampshire, Berkshire, Franklin, Dukes, Nantucket 


Kalamazoo, Muskegon, Eaton, Ionia 




Saratoga, Broome, Oneida, Schenectady, Cattaraugus, Otsego, Franklin 


Bradley, McMinn, Loudon, Polk, Hickman, Henderson, Sequatchie, Lewis, Chester, Cumberland, Gibson, Grainger, Hardeman, Hardin, Madison, Tipton 


Chittenden, Franklin, Washington, Windsor, Rutland, Windham, Addison, Bennington, Lamoille, Orange, Caledonia, Orleans, Grand Isle, Essex 

If you have any questions about this information, please reach out to We will continue to monitor the situation and update this page as the situation unfolds. Thank you for your continued trust and patience.