Marks & Brands

Marks, brands, and tattoos must be registered with the County Clerk in the county in which the animals reside. Once registered, all marks, brands and tattoos must be renewed every 10 years. New brands can be registered at any time. The upcoming 10-year registration period begins August 31, 2021 to August 31, 2031.

Owners of currently registered marks, brands and tattoos must re-register with the County Clerk between August 31, 2021 and February 28, 2022 regardless of the date of the last registration. A person, who does not re-register their brand during this 6-month period, forfeits their legal right to that brand.

The clerk’s office accepts mark and brand filings in-person or via mail, email, and fax. Registration forms submitted via mail, email, or fax must be notarized before being submitted and must include a completed credit card payment form with the submission.

In-person registrations or registrations received by mail will be processed the same day the registration is received.  Please visit the following address to submit in-person or utilize the same address if submitting your registration by mail.  

Denton County Clerk
Attn: Marks and Brands
1450 E. McKinney St.
Denton, TX 76209

E-mail Registration Process: Please email your mark or brand registration to MarkandBrandRenewal@dentoncounty.gov.  Please attach your notarized registration form and a credit card payment form as a PDF file.

All email submissions received before 4:00pm on a business day will be processed that same business day.  All email submissions received after 4:00pm on a business day, on a weekend, county observed holiday, or county office closure will be processed the next business day.

Fax Registration Process:  Please fax your notarized registration form and a credit card payment form to 940-349-2019.

All fax submissions received before 4:00pm on a business day will be processed that same business day.   All email submissions received after 4:00pm on a business day, on a weekend, county observed holiday, or county office closure will be processed the next business day.

Fee

The fee to register a brand is $26 for the first location, and $5 for each additional location registered at the same time. Example: a brand located on both the left and right shoulder is $31.

Brand Release &/or Transfer

Brands may be released and/or transferred. This requires a notarized affidavit signed by the current brand holder which relinquishes title of the brand to the transferee.

Similar Brands

The clerk has the right/authority to refuse to register a brand that he or she deems too similar to a brand currently already registered. The same or similar brand may be registered in a different location on an animal. It’s the clerk’s duty to make sure duplicate brands are not registered in same location on an animal.