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Frequently Asked Questions


How do I get a brand? Contact our brand recorder at 406/444-3812 or refer to the New Brands page.

How do I transfer a brand? Contact our brand recorder at 406/444-3812 or refer to the Brand Transfers page.

How do you transfer a brand when there is a death? Contact our brand recorder at 406/444-3812 or refer to the Brand Transfers page.

How do I get a duplicate brand certificate? Contact our brand recorder at 406/444-3812.

How do I find phone numbers for local brand inspectors by county? Contact our Brands Enforcement Division at 406/444-2045 or the local brand office in your area. To determine the local brand office in your area please refer to the following map of district inspectors and brand offices: District Inspectors.

How do I get a duplicate inspection? Contact the district inspector in your area. To determine the district inspector in your area please refer to the following map of district inspectors and brand offices: District Inspectors
             
What are the Montana fencing laws? Contact the district inspector in your area. To determine the district inspector in your area please refer to the following map of district inspectors and brand offices: District Inspectors
             
What do I do if I find stray livestock? Contact our Brands Enforcement Division at 406/444-2045 or the district inspector in your area. To determine the district inspector in your area please refer to the following map of district inspectors and brand offices:District Inspectors
             
Where can I find out what areas of Montana are open range and what areas are herd district? Contact the district inspector in your area. To determine the district inspector in your area please refer to the following map of district inspectors and brand offices: District Inspectors

What are the requirements to take a horse across county lines? Please refer to the following:Brand Inspection Requirements
             
When do you have to have a brand inspection? Please refer to the following:Brand Inspection Requirements
             
Where can I get information on the requirements to be a brand inspector? Contact our Brands Enforcement Division at 406/444-2045.
             
What are the requirements to bring animals into Montana? Contact our Animal Health Division at 406/444-2043 or refer to the following:Animal Health Import Requirements