Montana Code Annotated 2021



Part 7. Importation Permits and Health Certificates

Lien Resulting From Quarantine -- Foreclosure Of Lien

81-2-705. Lien resulting from quarantine -- foreclosure of lien. (1) In accordance with the provisions of 81-2-109, the expenses of quarantine detailed in 81-2-704 are a lien on the animals, semen, or biologics and the department may retain possession of them until the charges and expenses are paid. The lien is dependent on possession and may be foreclosed in the name of the agent of the department by sale at public auction of the animals, semen, or biologics or as much of them as may be necessary to pay the expenses.

(2) Posting notice for 10 days at three public places in the county is required prior to auction. The lien may also be foreclosed by filing an action against the owner of the property to recover the amount of charges and expenses in a court of competent jurisdiction.

History: En. Sec. 5, Ch. 65, L. 1981.