Ownership Inspections

Approximately 1.5 million head of livestock are inspected for ownership annually within the Livestock Ownership Inspection Area (West of Missouri River in South Dakota ). The Brand Board inspects cattle, horses, or mules for ownership within the livestock ownership inspection area and at designated Open Markets outside the ownership inspection area.

Ownership Inspection Map  


  • Documents Required
  • Inspection Required
Documents Required to Remove Livestock from the Inspection Area
  1. Local Ownership Inspection Certificate
  2. Livestock Market Clearance
  3. Shippers Permit
  4. Lifetime Horse Transportation Permit
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