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Any person desiring to register a brand shall make application to the Commissioner of Agriculture.  Such application shall contain exact likeness of the brand desired for registration, name, address of the applicant.  No financial information shall be required from the applicant.


(a)  No brand shall be accepted for registration that:

(1)        contains any numbers;

(2)        because of shape would be difficult to read when affixed to the animal; or

(3)        is a close likeness to another registered brand.

(b)  If practical, a brand shall be located on either the right or left hip to the rear of the hip bone.  In any event, the brand shall be easily read from a side or top view of the animal.


The brand registration fees shall be twenty five dollars ($25.00) for each brand period of ten (10) years beginning with the first day of brand registration.

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Animal Health Programs/Livestock

Office (919) 733-7601



NCDA&CS Veterinary Division, Dr. R. Douglas Meckes - State Veterinarian
Mailing Address:1030 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC 27699-1030
Physical Address: 2 W. Edenton Street, Raleigh, NC 27601
Phone:919-707-3250; FAX: (919) 733-2277