Brand Renewal Process
 
All North Dakota brands will expire Jan. 1, 2016.
 
 
What you need to know:
  • Review your form carefully - if no changes need to be made - all brand owners need to sign on the lines indicated and return it to the NDSA office with the appropriate fee. The fee is $25 per position/per species.
  • Brands must be renewed by Dec. 31, 2015.

  • When you renew your brand, it will be not expire until Jan. 1, 2021.

  • Address change - indicate that on the lines provided on the front of the form.

  • To add a name or remove a name, the Brand Bill of Sale (on reverse side) needs to be filled out.  All current owners sign it and a witness needs to sign for each signature.  The new owners need to be listed on the front of the form to reflect the change, and their signatures are needed on the lines provided.

  • Brands for trusts must be recorded in the name of the trustee(s).

  • Brands may be recorded under a ranch name if the name is the same as the owner.

  • Brands recorded under a business name must provide a copy of  their incorporation papers, fictitious name certificate or trade name registration papers.  All persons doing business with the brand must be listed as a brand owner and need to sign.

  • If your brand contains the letters 'G', 'Q', begins with the letter 'J' or is a letter or symbol within other symbols, you must renew your brand by Dec. 31, 2015.  If those brands expire, they will not be reinstated.
                    
 
 
 
How to remove a deceased person's name from a brand:
   Take a look at the conjunction between the names.
  Is it "and", "and/or" or "or"?

 
To remove a deceased person's name from a brand
with "and" or "and/or"
 
All current owners listed on the front of the renewal must sign off on the Brand Bill of Sale section, even when they will be a part of the new ownership.
 
If a brand owner is deceased, the personal representative will sign the deceased person's name with the initials, P.R.  for personal representative behind that.
 
A copy of the letter of testamentary must accompany this renewal.
 
If no probate occurred, an Affidavit for Collection of Personal Property form may be provided.
 
Then, those who will remain brand owners for the new renewal period must also sign the front of the renewal. If you are adding a brand owner, that person must sign the front along with the other brand owners and send it in along with the renewal fee.

 
To remove a deceased person's name from a brand with "or"
 
All current owners listed on the front of the renewal must sign off on the Brand Bill of Sale section, even when they will be a part of the new ownership.
 
A notarized Request for Removal of Decendent from Brand Record must be signed by the party requesting the decedent to be taken off the brand.
 
A death certificate or death record must accompany the removal of decedent form.
 
Then, those who will remain brand owners for the new renewal period must also sign the front of the renewal. If you are adding a brand owner, that person must sign the front along with the other brand owners and send it in along with the renewal fee.
 
     
     
 
   
     
     

 

 

 

 

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