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Brands Liens


BRAND LIEN ONLINE PORTAL:

On December 1st, 2017, Montana Department of Livestock is launching the Brand Lien Portal.  Services offered on this site include:

  • View active brand liens,
  • Initiate a Notice of Security Interest,
  • Terminate an existing filing,
  • Initiate a lien Continuation into a new brand owner’s name,
  • Renew a brand lien,
  • Search Montana brand records to view the image, location, brand owner names, and active liens on a brand.

To access the portal, submit a registration agreement to Montana Interactive LLC.  Montana Interactive can be reached at (406) 449-3468 or by email at helpdesk@egovmt.com

 

NOTICE OF SECURITY INTEREST:

  • Per MCA 81-8-301, MDOL accepts Notices of Security Interest for branded livestock. Notice agreements (brand liens) are documented on the official Montana brand record of the brand for which the notice was filed.
  • A separate notice must be completed for each recorded brand (one brand image and one location on up to 3 species: cattle, horses and sheep).
  • Signatures from all recorded brand owners are required. 
  • Brand liens do not secure interest on any livestock that are not branded with the borrower’s brand, as indicated on the notice of security interest filing.
  • Required form: Notice of Security Interest Covering Branded Livestock.

 

BRAND TRANSFERS & LIEN CONTINUATIONS:

  • If a brand owner name is changed, the lien filing must be changed to reflect the new brand owner. 
  • The continuation form must be signed by all individuals who will remain owners of the brand after the transfer is complete, including any new individuals. 
  • Required form: Notice of Security Interest Continuation.

 

NOTICE OF TERMINATION OF SECURITY INTEREST:

BRAND LIEN RENEWALS:

  • All brand liens must be renewed between December 1st, 2017 and March 31st, 2018, regardless of their creation date. 
  • To renew, use the Online Portal or submit a 2018 Security Interest Renewal
  • Brand owner signatures are not required if there are no changes to brand owner name.
  • A lien continuation completed during the renewal period is also renewed.
  • Brand liens not renewed by March 31st, 2018, will be terminated

 

FEES:

  • New Liens, Continuations, Terminations, and Renewals: $25

 

FORMS:

 

Department of Livestock

Brands Enforcement Division

PO Box 202001

Helena MT 59620-202001

 

UCC FILINGS:

A UCC (Uniform Commercial Code) can be filed with Montana Secretary of State.  MDOL brand lien records do not correlate with UCC filings. Please do not submit UCC filings to MDOL.  For more information call Montana Secretary of State at (406) 444-2468 or visit http://sos.mt.gov/.

 

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Amanda Henrich, Brand Liens Clerk

(406) 444-2015

Brands@mt.gov