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32.15.601    BRAND MORTGAGES

(1) A brand mortgage (lien) covering branded livestock must be filed with the Department of Livestock.

(a) Brand mortgages apply to cattle with Montana brands only.

(b) A brand mortgage may be referred to as a notice of security agreement

or lien on branded livestock.

(2) A fee must be paid to the department by every person filing a brand mortgage, assignment, renewal, or termination for each brand listed.

(3) There are two ways to file a brand mortgage:

(a) all brand owners of the brand sign the brand mortgage papers; or

(b) by Writ of Execution directing the mortgage be placed on the brand to enable the department to comply with a court order.

(4) A notice of continuation (assignment) signed by the new brand owners, and the filing fee must be sent to the department to complete a name change on a brand mortgage.

(5) A notice of termination plus the filing fee must be filed with the department immediately upon satisfaction to terminate a brand mortgage.

History: 81-8-304, MCA; IMP, 81-8-304, MCA; NEW, 1977 MAR p. 263, Eff. 9/1/77; AMD, 1979 MAR p. 585, Eff. 6/15/79; AMD, 1983 MAR p. 738, Eff. 7/1/83; AMD, 2003 MAR p. 1289, Eff. 6/27/03; AMD, 2014 MAR p. 324, Eff. 2/14/14.

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