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Marks & Brands

Marks and Brands Information

Marks, brands and tattoos must be registered with the County Clerk in the county in which the animals reside.  Once registered, all marks, brands and tattoos must be renewed every 10 years.  New brands can be registered at anytime.  The next 10 year registration period begins August 31, 2011 to August 31, 2021.

Owners of currently registered marks, brands and tattoos must re-register with the County Clerk between August 31, 2011 and February 29, 2012 regardless of the date of the last registration. A person, who does not re-register their brand during this 6 month period, forfeits their legal right to that brand.


The fee to register a brand is $26.00 PER SPECIES, PER LOCATION.

Brand Release and/or Transfer

Brands may be released and/or transferred.  This requires a notarized affidavit signed by the current brand holder which relinquishes title of the brand to the transferee.

Similar Brands

The clerk has the right/authority to refuse to register a brand that he or she deems too similar to a brand currently already registered. The same or similar brand may be registered in a different location on an animal.  It's the clerk's duty to make sure duplicate brands are not registered in same location on an animal.

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Available Forms

Marks & Brands Application (PDF Form)