New York Judiciary Law
Seal of Franklin County and of the County Clerk and the Supreme Court
§ 30-c. Seal of Franklin county and of the county clerk and the supreme court.
1. The county of Franklin, the county clerk of said county and the supreme court therein, shall have and use the following seal: Description of Seal The Seal shall be approximately 2 1/4 inches in diameter and shall consist of two concentric circles; the inner circle to be divided into four parts; the upper part of the space between such circles shall be inscribed with the words in capital block letters “FRANKLIN COUNTY” in the lower part shall be inscribed in capital block letters the word “SEAL”, and such Seal shall further bear the following: a farm scene depicting a barn and silo in the upper left-hand one-quarter; a winter scene of a person skiing in the upper right hand one-quarter; a scene of a woodland stream in the lower right-hand one-quarter and a scene of a deer in the lower left-hand one-quarter. It is intended that the foregoing scenes depict acts found in Franklin county, including farming, skiing, hiking, fishing and hunting.
2. The county clerk of Franklin county shall cause the design of said seal (in black and white) to be engraved upon metal. From time to time he shall obtain and make available, and keep in good order and repair as many of such engraved metal seals as may be necessary for the proper performance of the duties of his office and of the duties of the clerks and officers in the supreme court authorized to use said seal. All the expense incurred by the county clerk incident to said seal shall be a county charge against the county of Franklin.
3. Such seal shall be used and affixed only:
(a) by the county clerk of Franklin county or by any deputy or clerk duly authorized by him; and
(b) by any justice of the supreme court resident in Franklin county, or by any clerk or officer duly authorized by said justice.
4. The use of said seal or of any replica or simulation thereof, in form or substance, by any unauthorized person or for any wrongful purpose, is prohibited. Any violation of this prohibition shall be deemed to be a misdemeanor and punishable as such.