For information regarding the use of the state seal or flag, see the usage restrictions.
The state flag was designated by legislative action in 1925. It consists of a reproduction of the state seal, charged on the center in gold and silver, on a field of national blue. State law says no part of the state flag is to be used as a business advertisement or trademark, and insulting the flag is forbidden. State law also requires the flag to be displayed under or to the left of the U.S. flag on or near the State Capitol, the Governor’s Mansion, courthouses, city or village halls, schoolhouses and other public administrative buildings. The original state flag is displayed in the Secretary of State’s Office.