Corporate Screening has been informed that for the past weeks, the Contra Costa County Court has been working on a large project, resulting in a backlog of searches. The turnaround time for searches is typically 2-3 days. At this time, searches that were submitted from June 27, 2014 are still pending unchecked at the court.
As you may know, there is no public criminal index in Contra Costa County, and court clerks perform all criminal indexing in the county. In addition to the court project taking up clerk time, one of the court staff has been out, adding to the backlog.
Researchers repeatedly check with the courts regarding the status of the searches. Corporate Screening will continue to monitor the situation and will provide you with additional information as it becomes available.