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State Constitution Provisions Governing Use of the Seal

ARTICLE III
THE EXECUTIVE

SECTION 15 COMMISSIONS, HOW ISSUED
All commissions shall issue in the name of the state, shall be signed by the governor, sealed with the seal of the state, and attested by the secretary of state.

SECTION 18 SEAL.
There shall be a seal of the state kept by the secretary of state for official purposes, which shall be called, "The Seal of the State of Washington."

Design of the Seal: Art. 18 Section 1. State seal: RCW 1.20.080.

ARTICLE XVIII
STATE SEAL

SECTION 1 SEAL OF THE STATE.

The seal of the State of Washington shall be, a seal encircled with the words: "The Seal of the State of Washington," with the vignette of General George Washington as the central figure, and beneath the vignette the figures "1889."

Custody of seal: Art. 3 Section 18. State seal: RCW 1.20.080.

ARTICLE XXVII
SCHEDULE

SECTION 9 SEALS OF COURTS AND MUNICIPALITIES.

Until otherwise provided by law, the seal now in use in the supreme court of the Territory shall be the seal of the supreme court of the state. The seals of the superior courts of the several counties of the state shall be, until otherwise provided by law, the vignette of General George Washington with the words: "Seal of the Superior Court of --------- county" surrounding the vignette. The seal of municipalities, and of all county officers of the Territory, shall be the seals of such municipalities, and county officers respectively under the state, until otherwise provided by law.

RULES & STATUTES IMPLEMENTING ARTICLE XXVII, SECTION 9:

Supreme Court Administrative Rule 1 - Seal

The seal of the Supreme Court shall be the vignette of General George Washington, with the words, "SEAL OF THE SUPREME COURT--STATE OF WASHINGTON," surrounding the vignette.

Court of Appeals Administrative Rule 1 – Seal

The seal of the Court of Appeals shall be in the vignette of George Washington, with the words "SEAL OF THE COURT OF APPEALS--STATE OF WASHINGTON" surrounding the vignette.

Superior Court Seal Statute

District Court Seal Statute