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P.O. Box 1349
26 First Street SE
Choteau, Montana 59422

Administrative Office Hours:
M-F 8:00am - 4:30pm

Animal / Livestock

 

Animals/Livestock

According to Montana law, the Sheriff shall perform the duties of humane officer with reference to the protection of animals in the county.  All incidents of neglect or animal abuse are to be reported to the Office of the Sheriff.  However, complaints of nuisance animals within the incorporated towns of Choteau, Fairfield, and Dutton are the responsibility of the respective towns. 

The following entities may be contacted regarding animal complaints within Teton County:
                                  Teton County Sheriff’s Office      - 406-466-5781                                  
    City of Choteau - 406-466-2510    
    Town of Fairfield  - 406-467-2510    
    Town of Dutton - 406-476-3311    

 

Livestock Permits and Brand Inspections

 

For information regarding the livestock laws of Montana you may access the Montana Department of Livestock website at www.liv.mt.gov for information on obtaining or renewing a brand or for information on any of the laws surrounding the livestock industry. 

The District Inspector can issue “lifetime inspections, “change of ownership” or permits for “change of pasture” and “hide inspections.  The District Inspector may be contacted at the number below or at the State Brand Office at 406-453-6051.

Deputy Brand Inspectors may issue the same inspections and permits with the exception of the “lifetime inspection”.

 

District Inspector

Paul Johnson
(406) 231-0268

 

Deputy Brand Inspectors

Julie Birkenbuel

Fairfield

(406) 467-3914

Barney Bouma

Choteau

(406) 590-8884

Doug Bouma

Fairfield

(406) 467-3636

Emily Bouma

Choteau

(406) 590-8885

Don Cleveland

Fairfield

(406) 467-2267

Bruce Fuller

Augusta

(406) 562-3602

Cleve Fuller

Augusta

(406) 781-6750

Nancy Fuller

Augusta

(406) 562-3602

Gerry Gertzen

Power

(406) 868-2746

Clarence Kramer

Choteau

(406) 466-2658

Reid Michel

Dutton

(406) 476-3426

Allan Olsen

Fairfield

(406) 467-2736

Shirley Tackes

Power

(406) 463-2364

Teton County   Sheriff’s Office

Choteau

(406) 466-5781

Keith Van Setten

Choteau

(406) 590-5301

 

Market Permit Writers

Mountian View Co-Op             

Dutton  

(406) 476-3411

Katie L. Loss

Fairfield

 

Mtn View

Fairfield

(406) 467-3232

Mountian View Co-Op

Power

(406) 463-2281

 

If there is other information or service that you desire, please give us a call at 406-466-5781 and we’ll try to get you what you need.