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WAC 16-610-065

Livestock identification fees.

All livestock identification inspection fees charged by the director are specified in statute under RCW 16.57.220 but are reproduced in this section for ease of reference.
For purposes of this section, the time and mileage fee means seventeen dollars per hour and the current mileage rate set by the office of financial management.
Certificate
Fees:
Inspection Certificate - Cattle
(1) The livestock inspection fee for cattle is $1.60 per head or the time and mileage fee, whichever is greater, except:
 
The fee for livestock inspection for cattle is $1.10 per head or the time and mileage fee, whichever is greater, when cattle are identified with a valid brand recorded to the owner of the cattle in Washington.
 
The time and mileage fee may be waived for private treaty transactions of ten head or less of cattle bearing the seller’s Washington recorded brand and special sales of 4-H, FFA, and junior/youth groups. The time and milage waiver:
 
(a) Will be limited to twelve waivers within a calendar year; and
 
(b) Does not apply to multiple sales to the same buyer within a thirty-day period.
 
(2) The livestock inspection fee for cattle is $4.00 per head for cattle delivered to a USDA inspected slaughter facility with a daily capacity of no more than five hundred head of cattle.
 
(3) No inspection fee is charged for a calf that is inspected prior to moving out-of-state under an official temporary grazing permit if the calf is part of a cow-calf unit and the calf is identified with the owner's Washington state-recorded brand.
Inspection Certificate - Horse
(4) The livestock inspection fee for horses is $3.50 per head or the time and mileage rate, whichever is greater, except:
Inspection Certificate - Groups of thirty or more horses
(5) The livestock inspection fee for groups of thirty or more horses is $2.00 per head or the time and mileage fee, whichever is greater, if:
 
(a) The horses are owned by one individual; and
 
(b) The inspection is performed on one date and at one location; and
 
(c) Only one certificate is issued.
Inspection Certificate - Minimum fee
(6) The minimum fee for a livestock inspection is $5.00. The minimum fee does not apply to livestock consigned to and inspected at a public livestock market, special sale, or a cattle processing plant.
Annual individual identification certificate for individual animals
(7)(a) The livestock inspection fee for an annual individual identification certificate for cattle and horses is $20.00 per head or the time and mileage fee, whichever is greater.
 
(b) The livestock inspection fee for an annual individual identification certificate for groups of thirty or more horses or cattle is $5.00 per head or the time and mileage fee, whichever is greater, if:
 
(i) The horses or cattle are owned by one individual;
 
(ii) The inspection is performed on one date and at one location; and
 
(iii) Only one certificate is issued.
Lifetime individual identification certificate
(8) A livestock inspection fee for a lifetime individual identification certificate for horses and cattle is $60.00 per head or the time and mileage fee, whichever is greater.
[Statutory Authority: Chapters 16.57 and 34.05 RCW. WSR 12-21-013, § 16-610-065, filed 10/5/12, effective 11/5/12. Statutory Authority: Chapters 16.57, 16.58, 16.65, and 34.05 RCW. WSR 10-21-016, § 16-610-065, filed 10/7/10, effective 11/7/10;07-14-057, § 16-610-065, filed 6/28/07, effective 7/29/07; WSR 04-01-171, § 16-610-065, filed 12/23/03, effective 1/23/04.]
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