Brand Assessment

The State Board of Stock Inspection Commissioners has the authority to determine the assessment amount to be collected on each recorded brand every five years.

The assessment fee was due on all Colorado brands on January 1, 2012. The 2012 assessment fee is $275.00 per brand and will pay the brand for a five year period, which is January 1, 2012 through December 31, 2016.

Assessment notices were mailed to every brand owner by January 1, 2012. There are currently over 34,400 brands on record in Colorado. Brand owners had through June 30, 2012, to pay the assessment fee on their brand. Any brand not paid by June 30, 2012, is considered delinquent, is not included in the 2012 brand book and will be assessed late fees along with the 2012 assessment amount. 

Any brand that the 2012 assessment fee (along with applicable late fees) is not paid as of June 30, 2015, will be cancelled. Any cancelled brand that is reinstated shall be charged the $100.00 late fee in addition to the previous assessment fees due at the time of reinstatement. All cancelled brands must first be researched to determine if the brand can be reinstated. A $50.00 reinstatement research fee will be due to being the process.

The late fee will be assessed according to the following schedule:

  • The late fee for any brand assessment paid 6 months after the assessment is due shall be $25.00. (July 1, 2012, through December 31, 2012, the assessment fee of $275.00 plus the late fee of $25.00 for a total amount due of $300.00.)
  • The late fee for any brand assessment paid one year after the assessment is due shall be $50.00. (January 1, 2013 through December 31, 2013, the assessment fee of $275.00 plus the late fee of $50.00 for a total amount of $325.00.)
  • The late fee for any brand assessment paid two years after the assessment is due shall be $75.00. (January 1, 2014 through December 31, 2014, the assessment fee of $275.00 plus the late fee of $75.00 for a total amount of $350.00.)
  • The late fee for any brand assessment paid three years after the assessment is due shall be $100.00. (January 1, 2015 through June 30, 2015, the assessment fee of $275.00 plus the late fee of $100.00 for a total amount of $375.00.)
     
Postmarks are not accepted.  The assessment fee and late fee must be received into the office by the deadline date.