Brands EnforcementBrands Re-Record 2021

Montana Livestock Brand Re-Record is HERE!!

Please scroll down for additional Montana Livestock Brand Re-record information and to re-record your Montana Livestock Brand on-line.

 

Montana Livestock Brand Re-record begins January 1, 2021 and ends at midnight on December 31, 2021

  • The 2021 Montana Livestock Brand Re-record fee is $175.00 per Brand.
  • If you have not received your Montana Livestock Brand Re-record packet, please contact us by calling the Brand Re-record Hotline number (406) 444-1278 or by email at brands@mt.gov.  If you reach our voicemail message, please leave your name, phone number and a brief message.  We will return your call in the order which it is received.
  • MT Department of Livestock will be re-recording 55,576 Montana Livestock Brands during this one-year period.
  • Due to the high number volume of forms we are processing in conjunction with Brand Re-record, please do not call the Brand Office for confirmation.  We appreciate your patience and understanding during this very busy time.
  • Please note: In an effort to limit close contact, the Brand Office is currently serving the public remotely, or if necessary, by appointment only.
  • Please review the "Commonly Asked Questions" below for additional information.

 

To Re-record your Montana Livestock Brand on-line:

  • The on-line 2021 Brand re-record link will be active and ready to use on January 1, 2021.
  • Click on the Dept. of Livestock "Bar 1 Bar" brand (above left) or use the following link to Re-record your Montana Livestock Brand on-line and to make payment using your personal credit card.
  • If choosing the on-line option, you must have your Brand ID Number(s).  The Brand ID Number is a 6-digit number and can be found in your Brand Re-record packet.
  • Re-recording on-line is the fastest and most convenient option to re-record your brand, however there is a minimal transaction fee.  Please review the Fee Schedule below in the “Commonly Asked Questions” section.

COMMONLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

 

What are the dates for the Montana Brand Re-record Year?

  • Re-record begins January 1, 2021 and ends at midnight on December 31, 2021.

When will I receive my Brand Re-record notice?

  • The Brand Re-record packet with notices will be sent to the registered brand owner during the week of December 14, 2020.

What is the cost to re-record my brand?

  • The 2021 Montana Livestock Brand Re-record fee is $175 per brand.

Can I re-record my brand on-line?

  • Yes. Use the following link to Re-record your Montana Livestock Brand on-line and to make payment using your personal credit card.
  • The on-line 2021 Brand Re-record link will be activated for use on January 1, 2021.
  • Re-recording on-line is the fastest and most convenient option to re-record your brand, however there is a minimal transaction fee. Please review the Fee Schedule below:
# of Brands to be Re-recorded Re-record Fee On-line Transaction Fee Total Amt charged to re-record Brand
1 $175.00 $4.74 $179.74
2 $350.00 $8.23 $358.23
3 $525.00 $11.72 $536.72
4 $700.00 $15.22 $715.22
5 $875.00 $18.71 $893.71

 

How do I re-record my brand?

  • To successfully re-record your Montana Livestock Brand, choose one of the following options:
    • Use the following link to Re-record your Montana Livestock Brand on-line and to make payment using your personal credit card.
    • Return your brand re-record notice and the $175 per brand fee in the envelope provided to you in your Brand Re-record packet.
    • Drop your brand re-record notice and the $175 per brand fee in the lock box in the lobby of the Helena office.

Who do I make the check payable to?

  • Please make the check payable to “MT Dept of Livestock”.

Can I come to the Helena office to Re-record my brand?

  • The Helena office is currently closed to the public; however, you may drop your brand re-record notice and the $175 per brand fee in the lock box in the office lobby of the Helena office.

Can I re-record my brand early?

  • No. You will only be able to re-record your brand during the Re-record Year which begins January 1, 2021 and ends at midnight on December 31, 2021.

Can I transfer and re-record my brand for one fee?

  • No. The cost to transfer your brand and re-record your brand are two separate fees.
    • Re-record fee is $175.00
    • Brand transfer fee is $200.00

Where do I find the Assignment of Brand form which is required in order to transfer my brand?

  • The Assignment of Brand is located on the back side of your Official Brand Certificate.

If I register a new brand in 2021, will I have to re-record the brand as well?

  • No. If you register a new brand during the year 2021, you will not have to re-record that brand until 2031.

If I have a brand re-record question, how do I contact the Brand Office?

  • The Brand Re-record phone number is: 1-406-444-1278. If you get our voicemail, please leave a brief message which should include your name, phone number and the reason for your call.
  • The Brand re-record email address is: brands@mt.gov.

What will happen if I do not re-record my brand during the Re-record year?

  • If you do not re-record your brand by midnight on December 31, 2021, your brand will become inactive.  Once a brand is inactive, there is no guarantee that the brand would be reissued.

 

Department of Livestock
Brands Division
 
Mailing Address:
Department of Livestock
PO BOX 202001
Helena MT 59620-2001

Delivery Address:
Department of Livestock
301 N. Roberts, Room 101
Helena MT  59620
 
Map to MDOL Office