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Brevard County, Florida (U.S.)

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[Brevard County, Florida] image by Jens Pattke, 18 October 2009



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About the flag

"Brevard County Policy BCC-88 limits the use or display of its official seal to County officers or employees in the performance of their official duties. It is not available for use or display in the public domain, therefore we are unable to fulfill your request for images of the Brevard County seal or flag (which contains the seal)."
Brevard County, 14 October 2009

Flag of Brevard County can be seen on this photo: www.flickr.com and the seal can be seen at www.spacecoastedc.org/Portals/0/images/EDCuploads/Brevard-County-Seal.jpg.
Aleksandar Nemet, 14 October 2009

The flag appears to be a Florida-type saltire, orange-red on green.
Al Kirsch, 14 October 2009

According to a photo of the flag at Flickr, the lunar surface in the lower half of the seal is yellow and not light gray. See www.flickr.com/photos/auvet/3114830634/sizes/o/, and for context www.flickr.com/photos/61278305@N00/3114830634.
Ned Smith, 20 October 2009


Use of the seal

TITLE: USE OF AND COLOR SCHEME OF COUNTY SEAL

II. DEFINITIONS AND REFERENCES
A. Florida Statute Section 165.043
B. Florida Statute Section 775.082
C. Florida Statute Section 775.083
D. Laws of Florida Ch. 91-59

Ill. DIRECTIVE
The manufacture. use, display, or other employment of any facsimile or reproduction of the County Seal, except by County Officers, or employees in the performance of their official duties, without the express written approval of the Board of County Commissioners is prohibited. Use of the County Seal without the express approval of the Board of County Commissioners is a violation of section 165.043 Florida Statutes punishable as a misdemeanor.

IV. RESERVATION OF AUTHORITY
The Board of County Commissioners reserves the express right to approve al1 uses of the County Seal.

Valentin Poposki, 16 October 2009

The seal can be seen at www.spacecoastedc.org/Portals/0/images/EDCuploads/Brevard-County-Seal.jpg.
Aleksandar Nemet, 14 October 2009

The seal has been posted on Wikipedia since Dec 2008: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:BrevardCountySeal.png
Ned Smith, 19 October 2009

165.043, Florida Statutes:
"The governing body of a county or municipality may, by ordinance, designate an official county or municipal seal. The manufacture, use, display, or other employment of any facsimile or reproduction of the county or municipal seal, except by county or municipal officials or employees in the performance of their official duties, without the express approval of the governing body is a second degree misdemeanor, punishable as provided in s. 775.082 or s. 775.083."

Showing the seal (on a flag) on a web page as an illustration, obviously is not an "employment" of the seal. It's not being used in its function, so to speak.
Peter Hans van den Muijzenberg, 16 October 2009


Approval to allow flag to be sold to public

From Meeting minutes:

May 24, 2011 9:00 AM - Adopted
Commissioner Nelson stated one of his greatest regrets since he has been in office is he had a gentleman who was heading to Iraq contact him; he wanted to take a County flag with him and one could not be sold to him; his issue is with Policy BCC-50, it says a County flag, because the County Seal is on the flag, cannot be used; and he thinks those flags should be sold to people who feel they want to fly them. He added, the State of Florida has the seal on the flag and they seem to have gotten passed that issue; if someone is so inclined to want to fly the Brevard County flag, he thinks they should be made available at cost; it strikes him that the Policy is out of touch with the County's constituents; and if a person is proud enough to fly the flag then it should be allowed.

Commissioner Bolin inquired if Scott Knox, County Attorney, can give any reason why this would not be able to be done. Attorney Knox responded Florida Statute allows the Board to approve use of the County Seal; and it would be appropriate.

Commissioner Anderson stated some municipalities have taken it a bit further by selling koozies and stuff to generate a little bit of funds; and he thinks if somebody wants to take the Brevard County flag to Iraq, he would buy it for them.

The Board approved amending Policy BCC-50, to allow the sale of Brevard County flags to the public.
submitted by Adam Perez, 5 August 2016