Seals of the Commonwealth
Pursuant to Section 2.2-402 of
the Code of Virginia, the Secretary of the Commonwealth shall be the
keeper of the seals of the Commonwealth.
I would like to use the seals of the Commonwealth of Virginia:
Section 1-505 of
the Code of Virginia provides that the seals of the Commonwealth are
deemed the property of the Commonwealth; and no persons shall exhibit,
display, or in any manner utilize the seals or any facsimile or representation
of the seals of the Commonwealth for nongovernmental purposes unless
such use is specifically authorized.
My company would like to use the seal on its products:
Pursuant to Section 2.2-122 of
the Code of Virginia, the seals of the Commonwealth may be authorized
for commercial purposes upon a finding that such use promotes an appropriate
image of the Commonwealth, its heritage and its history, and that such
use is carried out in accordance with the laws of the Commonwealth.
An individual shall be deemed qualified to protect and promote the
image of the Commonwealth if it holds licenses to produce products
associated with museums and sites of major historical importance in
The Secretary of the Commonwealth determines the appropriateness
of any contract entered into for the commercial use of the seals of
the Commonwealth, the product intended to be sold, any marketing activities
undertaken to promote the sale of the product, and the pricing structure
of the product.
Inquiries into the commercial use of the seals of the
Commonwealth of Virginia should be directed to David Nims at the Department
of General Services at 804-225-3796.
For more information on use of the official state seal of the Commonwealth, please see our Seal Protocol document - Word (28kb) | PDF (19kb)
All other inquiries into the use
of the seals of the Commonwealth of Virginia shall be directed to:
Deputy Secretary of the Commonwealth
Post Office Box 2454
Richmond, Virginia 23218-2454
or use our Inquiry Form