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32.2.404    DEPARTMENT OF LIVESTOCK BRANDS ENFORCEMENT DIVISION FEES

(1) Brands and transfers:

(a) Recording of a new brand or mark:

(i) Livestock or ornamental $200.00

(ii) Seasonal brand for going to grass 200.00

(iii) Seasonal brand for going to feed lot, market, or location 50.00

(b) Transfer of a brand or mark, livestock or ornamental 200.00

(c) Rerecording a brand or mark, livestock or ornamental 100.00

(2) Inspections:

(a) Game farm animal inspection $3.00 a head

(i) the inspector may also charge necessary actual expenses if required to wait for the animals to be presented for inspection.

(b) Hide inspection 1.00 a head

(c) Horse, mule, or ass inspection:

(i) before moving across a county line or before change of

ownership 6.00 a head

(A) If more than ten animals of the same type are offered for

inspection on the same day by the same owner, starting with the

eleventh animal 3.00 a head

(ii) before sold or offered for sale at a licensed livestock market 6.00 a head

(d) Livestock inspection:

(i) before moving across a county line or before change of

ownership 1.00 a head

(ii) cow/calf pairs (spring going to pasture only) 1.00 a pair

(iii) before being sold or offered for sale at a licensed livestock

market or slaughtered at a licensed slaughterhouse 1.00 a head

(3) Licenses:

(a) Hide dealer or buyer's license $5.00

(b) Livestock agent, broker, or dealer license 250.00

(c) Livestock market operator license or certificate 300.00

(d) Satellite video auction market operator license 100.00

(4) Permits:

(a) Adjacent state transportation permit $10.00

(b) Adjoining county transportation or grazing permit 10.00 per 100 head

(c) Aerial hunting permit - annual 50.00

(d) Annual sheep permit for show purposes only within the state of

Montana 1.00

(e) Domestic bison transportation permit 1.00

(f) Lifetime or permanent horse inspection permit 30.00 per head

(i) Lifetime horse inspection book (issued to local inspectors) 250.00

(g) Market consignment permit or transportation permit before

moving across a county line 1.00

(h) Sheep transportation permit 1.00

(i) Releasing livestock, except horses, mules, or asses

for removal from a licensed livestock market 1.00 a head

(j) Releasing horses, mules, or asses for removal from

a licensed livestock market 6.00 a head

(5) Miscellaneous fees:

(a) Brand book - CD $15.00

(b) Brand book - data download fee commensurate with cost

(c) Brand book - paper copy (per county) 30.00

(d) Certified copy of brand or mark record and duplicate certificate 10.00

(e) Copy of original livestock bill of sale 10.00

(f) Estray sale cost and disposition of animals if no bid is offered:

(i) cost for estray sale 100.00

(ii) cost if owner claims before sale 50.00

(iii) the department may re-offer for sale or give the animal to an individual or rescue facility in the area, or if there are no other options, condemn and destroy or otherwise dispose of it.

(g) Filing of a livestock lien or security interest 25.00

(h) Research/copy-scan fees may be charged for livestock inspection lookups in the country and/or markets based on MDOL Public Records Request.

History: 81-1-102, MCA; IMP, 81-3-205, 81-3-211, 81-5-112, 81-7-504, 81-8-256, 81-8-271, 81-8-276, 81-8-304, 81-9-113, 81-9-122, 81-9-411, MCA; NEW, 2006 MAR p. 1282, Eff. 5/19/06; AMD, 2011 MAR p. 2541, Eff. 11/26/11; AMD, 2014 MAR p. 1096, Eff. 5/23/14; AMD, 2015 MAR p. 376, Eff. 4/17/15.

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