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Seal of Florida

Great Seal of the State of Florida
Armiger State of Florida
Adopted 1985
Motto In God We Trust
Earlier versions
Use Former Floridian state seal, used until 1985.

The Great Seal of the State of Florida is used to represent the government of the state of Florida, and for various official purposes, such as to seal official documents and legislation. It is also commonly used on state government buildings, vehicles and other effects of the state government. It also appears on the state flag of Florida.

The seal features a shoreline on which a Seminole woman is spreading hibiscus flowers. Two of Florida's state tree, the Sabal palm, are growing. In the background a steamboat sails before a sun breaking the horizon, with rays of sunlight extending into the sky. The seal is encircled with the words "Great Seal of the State of Florida", and "In God we Trust".


  • Use of the seal 1
  • Government seals of Florida 2
  • See also 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5

Use of the seal

The Florida Secretary of State is the official custodian of the seal.[1] Use or display of the seal must be for an official purpose and approved by the Florida Department of State.[1] One exception is that other Florida state or local agencies can use or display the seal for official business if approved by head of their agency.[2] Illegal use of the seal in Florida is a second degree misdemeanor.[1]

Government seals of Florida

See also


  1. ^ a b c "". Retrieved September 3, 2013. 
  2. ^ Rule 1-2.0021, Florida Administrative Code

External links

  • The Great Seal of the State of Florida
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