Every 10 years, Texas requires that Marks and Brands be re-registered per Section 144 of the Texas Agriculture Code. All brands will expire on August 30, 2021. The next re-registration period begins August 31, 2021. Brands cannot be renewed prior to that date. Brands must be recorded with the County Clerk of the county in which animals are located. 

There is a 6 month grace period, from August 31, 2021 to February 28, 2022, to renew existing brands. After that date, all marks and brands that have not been re­registered are automatically available for registration by another party. 

The cost of registering a brand in Washington County is $26.00 and $5.00 for each additional location of that brand on the animal. Payment can be made by cash or credit card. 

For additional information, contact the Washington County Clerk's Office, 100 E. Main, Suite 102, Brenham, Texas 979-277-6200. Business hours are Monday through Friday
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.