CDFA Establishes Increased Brand Inspection Fees, Effective January 1, 2019

The California Food and Agricultural Code sections 20760 and 21291 authorize the Secretary to increase fees up to 20 percent of the statutory fee. The action of the Secretary to increase fees is initiated by a recommendation of the Livestock Identification Advisory Board.

On November 20, 2018, the Livestock Identification Advisory Board met and unanimously passed a motion to recommend that Secretary Karen Ross increase the brand inspection fees associated with the Bureau of Livestock Identification.

Secretary Ross has approved the following fee increases:


The service charge issued at each site at which an inspection is performed, except destination inspection sites (for example, salesyards, feedlots, slaughter plants and fairs) also increases on January 1, 2019, to:

The fee per site:

$25.00 – 29 head or less
$15.00 – 30 head or more

For more information, please contact the Bureau at (916) 900-5006.