The Missouri Recorder of Deeds Association is telling Missouri counties they don’t need software upgrades to start issuing marriage licenses to same sex couples. President Jan Jones says counties can make the changes the old-fashioned way.


Missouri Recorder of Deeds Association President Jan Jones

“They can mark through the information that’s on a license or an application that’s incorrect. It’s not going to change its validity and so therefore they can go ahead and start to issue licenses.”

Jones says it provided counties with the tools to make changes in a timely fashion.

“The updated form was made available to everybody prior to the end of last year and we encouraged people to start talking to their software provider.”

26 Missouri counties have not started issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples, though the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled such marriages are legal.