§ 80-62. Fees for recording.
The Commissioner is authorized to collect a fee of twenty-five dollars ($25.00) for the recording
of each new brand, or for rerecording of each brand, and shall issue one certified copy of each brand
recording to the holder of said brand. Duplicate certificates of registration may be issued by the
Commissioner upon payment of a fee of two dollars ($2.00). Revenues collected pursuant to this Article
shall be deposited with the State Treasurer to the account of the North Carolina Department of
Agriculture and Consumer Services. (1935, c. 232, ss. 5, 6; 1975, c. 261, s. 1; 1997-261, s. 109.)
§ 80-63. Records to be kept of sales and slaughter.
Persons or agents selling or bartering or exchanging branded livestock in the State of North
Carolina shall provide the purchaser or new owner with a bill of sale showing a reasonable facsimile of
the brand on any and all livestock having a brand as defined in this Article. Such bills of sale shall be
prima facie evidence of transfer of ownership of branded livestock. Slaughter facilities in the State of
North Carolina shall affix to their normal records of receipt of livestock a reasonable facsimile of the
brand on any branded livestock received by them. Such records shall be maintained for at least 12
months. (1935, c. 232, ss. 8, 9; 1975, c. 261, s. 1.)
§ 80-64. Defacing of brands prohibited.
No person may change, conceal, deface, disfigure or obliterate any brand previously branded,
impressed, or marked on any livestock, or put his or any other brand upon or over any part of any brand
previously branded or marked upon any livestock, and no person shall make or use any counterfeit of any
brand of any other person. (1935, c. 232, s. 10; 1975, c. 261, s. 1.)
§ 80-65. Rerecording.
Every brand recorded under this Article, in order to remain effective, must be rerecorded with the
Commissioner during the tenth year from its next previous recordation. Each person having a brand
registered in the State of North Carolina shall be notified in writing by the Commissioner that said brand
must be rerecorded to prohibit its disenrollment from the record of such brand maintained by the
Commissioner. (1975, c. 261, s. 1.)
§ 80-66. Violation a misdemeanor.
Any person who violates any provision of this Article or any rule or regulation of the Board
promulgated hereunder shall be guilty of a Class 2 misdemeanor. (1935, c. 232, s. 11; 1975, c. 261, s. 1;
1993, c. 539, s. 592; 1994, Ex. Sess., c. 24, s. 14(c).)
NC Administrative Codes 52E: Section .0400- Livestock Branding
02 NCAC 52 E .0401 Application for Brand Registration
(a) An application for a brand shall be accompanied by an exact likeness of the brand desired for
registration. This likeness shall be a minimum of three inches in its smallest dimension either horizontal
(b) An application for a brand shall specify the exact location on the animal where the brand will
02 NCAC 52E .0402 Style and Location of Brand
(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.