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Garza County News

Photo by Jim Plummer

The PoSt branding iron rests on the concrete bench adorned with Garza County brands at the courthouse. Ranchers and farmers across the state have the opportunity to renew marks and brands through February 29, 2012.

Renewal of Marks and Brands Ends Soon

Deadline is February 29th

Published Feb. 16, 2012 @ 6 a.m.

According to law, owners of registered livestock brands and marks have the option to renew once each decade. The renewal process of recording marks and brands began August 31, 2011. Deputy County Clerk Terri Laurence reports that there have been 164 brands and or marks renewed so far.  

The closing date for renewal is less than 2 weeks away on February 29, 2012. Marks and brands must be renewed within the registration period regardless of the date it was originally registered.  On 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 in Post.  Applications can be found at the Clerk’s office and on the county website:

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.

For additional information, please contact Jim Plummer, District and County Clerk or Terri Laurence, Deputy County Clerk, (806) 495-4430 or by email to: or

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