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

Use the following information to quickly and efficiently re-record your Montana Livestock Brand.

How long will it take to get your new Official Brand Certificate?

3 to 4 weeks – The current turnaround time if you Re-record your Montana Livestock Brand on-line.

Up to 16 weeks – The current turnaround time if you Re-record your Montana Livestock Brand by mail.

 

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

  • Click on the Dept. of Livestock "Bar 1 Bar" brand (above left), or use this START YOUR RE-RECORD HERE link.
  • You must have your Brand ID Number(s) and personal credit card to re-record your brand on-line.
  • The Brand ID Number is a 6-digit number and can be found in your Brand Re-record packet.
  • The 2021 Montana Livestock Brand Re-record fee is $175.00 per Brand.
  • 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.

To Re-record your Montana Livestock Brand by mail:

  • 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 CLICK HERE. Print the form and follow the instructions provided.
  • The Brand Re-record Hotline number is (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.

Additional Information:

  • 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 working to provide most services to the public remotely. If you have questions or require additional assistance, feel free to contact the Brands Enforcement Division at (406) 444-2045 or by email: brands@mt.gov. If you would like to be served in the Helena Brand Office, please utilize the phone found in the Lobby of the Scott Hart building and we will assist you.
  • Please review the "Commonly Asked Questions" below for additional information.

 

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?

  • Please note: In an effort to limit close contact, the Brand Office is working to provide most services to the public remotely, however, you may drop your brand re-record notice and the $175 per brand fee in the lock box in the 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