Washington Administrative Code
Title 434 - Secretary of State
434-04 - Use of the state seal.
434-04-017 - Description of seal for use on state flags.

PDFWAC 434-04-017

Description of seal for use on state flags.

(1) Each flag shall have official identical seals, one on each side of the flag, and so placed that the center of each seal shall be centered on each side of the flag. The seal may have a serrated edge;

(2) The size of the seal to be used shall be in proportion to the size of the flag as follows:

FlagSize Diameter of State Seal:
3' x 5'19"
4' x 6'25"
5' x 8'31"

In all the other instances, the ratio of the seal diameter to the length of the flag shall be 1:3; and the ratio of the flag height to flag width shall be 1:1.6;

(3) The following color references for textiles are by cable number in the Standard Color Reference of America, Tenth Edition of The Color Association of the United States, Inc., New York, New York

Flag ColorCable Color (Textile)Pantone Color (Process CMYK Printing)
Flag BackgroundIrish Green 80210PMS DS-268-1
State Seal BackgroundOriental Blue 80176PMS DS-226-3
State Seal (portrait, lettering, outer and inner rings)BlackPMS Process Black
State Seal GoldSpanish Yellow 80068PMS DS-5-4
Fringe (if any) GoldSpanish Yellow 80068PMS DS-5-4
George Washington's FaceEggshell 80004PMS DS-5-9

(4) All textile colors shall be of colorfast washable dyes;

(5) The flag may be flown or displayed in its entirety as described herein; the state seal shall not be expropriated from the flag for any other use and such expropriation is regulated by the statutes (chapter 43.04 RCW) and administrative rules (chapter 434-04 WAC) governing the use of the Washington state seal.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 43.04.040 and 34.05.350. WSR 05-15-018, § 434-04-017, filed 7/7/05, effective 8/7/05. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.04.040(4). WSR 89-20-031, § 434-04-017, filed 9/29/89, effective 10/30/89.]

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