2024 Renewal Window is NOW OPEN.

  • Renewal payments may be submitted online or through postal mail until June 1, 2024, to avoid losing the registered livestock brand. To access the online renewal portal, click here.
  • No renewals accepted after June 1, 2024. After June 1st, expired livestock brands will require a new brand application to proceed. Visit the Brand Application webpage for current livestock brand policies by clicking here.

Brand Renewal or Transfer

Brands are registered for a five-year period from April 1 of the registered year. When a brand is due for renewal, an email or a letter is sent in early January to notify the brand owner, with a reminder in early March. If a brand is not renewed, official cancellation of un-renewed brands takes effect on June 1. The use of the forfeited brand is unlawful. Forfeited brands are considered openly available to the public for registration. If your brand is now considered a forfeited brand, you must reapply with a NEW application.

  • Renewals paid online are $45 per location.
  • Renewals paid via check are $50 per location.
  • Transfer/ Name Change is $15 per brand, and may be done at renewal or anytime between renewal dates.

To apply for an expired brand:

  • Submit a new application online by clicking here  OR  download an application to fill out and mail here.
  • Once a brand has expired, current policies apply. The brand application is assessed as a new brand application.

Renew Brands Online

Brand renewal notifications provide instruction to access owner’s brand information online. These notifications will be sent via email when an email address is included on the account, or a letter will be sent via postal mail in the absence of an email address on file.

The online account will have options for a brand owner to renew or cancel their brand, and update their contact information and email address.

Ownership (changing the registered name on a brand) cannot be updated online. For change of ownership during the five-year active brand period, please see the section below for "Brand Transfer or Name Change". An additional fee and a signed and notarized Bill of Sale are required when changing ownership of a brand.

To access the online renewal portal, click here. This will take you to a secure website operated by Kelly Solutions, a Georgia-based payment processing company. However, all brand fees and registrations are managed by the Kansas Brands Program. You will need your Reference ID and Password provided in your renewal notice to access your account.

Renew Brands through Postal Mail

Follow the instructions on the brand renewal letter, which will be mailed in early January the year the brand is due for renewal. Return the letter, with $50 renewal payment, to the Kansas Brands Program at:

Kansas Department of Agriculture
Brands Program
1320 Research Park Drive
Manhattan, KS 66502

Checks can be made to "KDA - Brands".

Brand Transfer or Name Change

Before transferring ownership of a currently active brand, read these Brands Guidelines.

To transfer ownership of a currently active brand, fill out the Bill of Sale, located on the back or bottom of the current Certificate of Brand Title. If you do not have your active brand title, contact the Brand Office for a new copy, or fill out the Bill of Sale for Brand Transfer. There is a $15 fee per brand transfer.

The Bill of Sale has three sections to fill out; the first section will have the name and contact information for the new owner, the middle section is where ALL current owners must sign, and the last section is for the notary to sign and stamp.

If all owners are not present to sign, legal documents detailing the ownership of the brand must be included with the signed Bill of Sale. Examples might include a death certificate, will or trust documents, or a divorce decree with ownership of the brand stated. Call the Brand Office at (785) 564-6609 with questions about what documentation will be accepted.