Brand Renewal or Transfer

Brands are registered for a five-year period from April 1st of the registered year. When a brand is up for renewal, an email or a letter will be sent in early March to notify the brand owner, with a reminder in early May. If a brand is not renewed, official cancellation of un-renewed brands takes effect on June 1st.

  • Renewals processed online are $45 per location.
  • Renewals via paper (postal mail) are $50 per location.

To apply for an expired brand, or to apply for a new brand:

  • submit a new application online by clicking here, or
  • download an application to fill out and mail here, or
  • contact the Kansas Brands Program at 785-564-6609.

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.

The online account will have options for a brand owner to renew 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 contact the Brands Program office. Additional fees and a signed and notarized Bill of Sale are required when changing ownership of a brand.

To access the online renewal, click here.

Renew Brands through Postal Mail

Follow the instructions on the brand renewal letter, which will be mailed in early March 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

Brand Transfer

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

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.