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24.171.401    FEES

(1) Fees for outfitters, operations plan, guide, or professional guides shall be as set forth below. The following fees are nonrefundable.

(a) New resident outfitter application and                                                                      $1000

license. This fee includes the following costs,

but does not include fees related to operations plan.

(i) application processing                                                                                                300

(ii) examination                                                                                                                 100

(iii) investigation                                                                                                                300

(iv) resident license                                                                                                           300

(b) Application for amendment to resident                                                                           400

outfitter license. This fee includes the following costs:

(i) application processing                                                                                                 300

(ii) examination                                                                                                                  100

(c) Renewal of outfitter license

(i) resident outfitter annual license                                                                                   300

(ii) resident outfitter inactive status                                                                                  150

(d) New operations plan

(i) review and processing                                                                                                 125

(ii) equipment inspection                                                                                                  300

(e) Fee per hunting client served per year                                                                                2

(f) Annual fee for each additional hunting                                                                           5000

camp, added after January 1, 1999,

and located beyond a 100-mile radius of the

outfitter's base of operations and that is

in a Department of Fish, Wildlife, and Parks

administrative region other than the region

containing the outfitter's base of operations

(g) Amendments to operations plan                                                                                   2000

proposing an increase in net client hunter use (NCHU)

(h) Fee for each new client added to                                                                                  $500

operations plan by NCHU expansion request

(i) Resident guide or resident professional guide license

(i) resident guide renewal                                                                                                  100

(ii) resident original guide license                                                                                     100

(iii) resident temporary guide license                                                                               100

(j) Nonresident outfitters, guides, or professional guides will pay the fee their residency state charges for the similar license if in excess of the amount established by the board for the license. Otherwise they will pay the Montana resident fee.

(k) Fee for transfer of NCHU from each                                                                                 50

outfitter involved in the transfer

(l) Fee for replacement watercraft identification                                                                      5

(m) Fee for audit of river-use days                                                                                          50

(n) Additional standardized fees are specified in ARM 24.101.403.

History: 37-1-131, 37-1-134, 37-47-201, 37-47-306, MCA; IMP, 37-1-134, 37-1-141, 37-47-304, 37-47-306, 37-47-307, 37-47-308, 37-47-310, 37-47-316, 37-47-317, 37-47-318, MCA; NEW, 1988 MAR p. 1666, Eff. 7/29/88; AMD, 1994 MAR p. 2823, Eff. 10/28/94; AMD, 1995 MAR p. 2388, Eff. 11/10/95; AMD, 1996 MAR p. 909, Eff. 3/8/96; AMD, 1997 MAR p. 1178, Eff. 7/8/97; AMD, 1998 MAR p. 2560, Eff. 9/25/98; AMD, 2000 MAR p. 730, Eff. 3/17/00; AMD, 2001 MAR p. 843, Eff. 5/25/01; TRANS, from Commerce, & AMD, 2006 MAR p. 324, Eff. 2/10/06; AMD, 2006 MAR p. 1583, Eff. 7/1/06; AMD, 2007 MAR p. 298, Eff. 3/9/07.

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