It's that Time of the Decade for Ranchers and Farmers
Brand Renewals Continue
Published Nov. 19, 2011 @ midnight
Once per decade, according to the law, owners of registered livestock brands and marks have the opportunity to renew them.
In accordance with Article 144.044 of the Texas Agriculture Code, Wednesday, on August 31, 2011 the renewal process of the recording of marks and brands began at the Garza County Clerk’s office.
Deputy County Clerk Terri Laurence reports that there have been 101 brands and or marks renewed so far.
Brand owners will have until Wednesday, February 29, 2012 to renew their brand registration. Marks and brands must be renewed within the registration period regardless of the date it was originally registered.
On Thursday, March 1, 2012, any brand that is not renewed becomes “void” and an “open brand” for anyone to register.
The recording fee for a mark or brand is $16.00 per type of animal at the time of the initial filing. Additional locations are $5.00 per location on the animal. (Example: “c” on left hip would be $16.00. With a “c” on left hip, left rib, left shoulder and left thigh, when all filed at the same time, the total would be $36.00.)
If additional mark and brand locations are filed after the initial filing, the full recording fee of $16.00 will apply.
Laurence requests that you register your mark or brand in person at the clerk’s office at the courthouse, 300 W. Main Street, Post, TX. Applications can be found at the Clerk’s office and on the county website: GarzaCounty.net.
If you have brands registered in other counties in the State of Texas, it is necessary to contact the office of the county clerk of those counties and renew your registration there also.