Montana Code Annotated 2021



Part 10. Fur Farms

Application For License

87-4-1003. Application for license. (1) A person desiring to obtain a fur farm license shall make a written application to the department. The application must specify:

(a) the name of the applicant;

(b) the applicant's address;

(c) the species of furbearers and any plan to propagate them;

(d) the legal description of the lands to be included;

(e) the type of fence that the applicant contemplates erecting;

(f) the source of furbearers.

(2) (a) A fur farm license may be issued only to a responsible applicant who owns or leases the premises on which the operations are to be conducted and who has properly fenced the place where the fur farm is to be located.

(b) Any fur farm owned by a nonresident must have a resident agent who is responsible for the daily operation of the fur farm and who is authorized by the nonresident owner to receive service of process.

(3) Within 30 days of receiving the application, the department shall notify the applicant of its decision to approve or deny the application. If required fencing has not been completed, the department shall approve the application subject to the fencing being completed. If the application is denied, the department shall specify the reasons for denial.

History: En. Sec. 38, Ch. 570, L. 1983; amd. Sec. 2865, Ch. 56, L. 2009.