Decree On The Official Seal

Original Language Title: Erlaß über die Dienstsiegel

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Decree on the service seals

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Date of departure: 20.01.1950

Full quote:

" Decree on the seal of service in the Federal Law Gazette Part III, outline number 1130-2, published revised version "


, headline: Erlaß im Saarland (Erlaß im Saarland in Kraft) mWv 1.1.1957 by Nr. 3 Arrangement v. 23.1.1957 I 1

(+ + + text-proof validity from: 1. 1.1964 + + +) unofficial table of contents

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On a proposal from the federal government, I will determine the following: Non-Official Table of Contents

§ 1

(1) The Bundessiegel is set in the form and size of the presented picture board.(2) The large Bundessiegel shows the Federal Adler without transcript, surrounded by a wreaer; the small federal seal the Federal Adler with a transcript of the seal-leading authority. Non-official table of contents

§ 2

(1) The grand Bundessiegel is the Federal President, the Federal Chancellor, the Federal Ministers and the Federal Government. Court of Auditors of the Federal Republic of Germany, as well as of the President, the Central Bank Council and the Executive Board of the Deutsche Bundesbank; it is held at ceremonial assessments, especially in the case of the creation of laws and regulations, as well as in the case of Best Allings applied.(2) The President of the Bundestag and the President of the Federal Council may also serve the grand Bundessiegel.(3) The Federal Constitutional Court, the Supreme Court of the Federal Supreme Court and the upper Federal Courts shall use the grand Bundessiegel for the preparation of judgments and decisions. Non-official table of contents

§ 3

(1) Otherwise, all federal authorities execute the small Bundessiegel; the same shall apply to the Deutsche Bundesbank and their official records.(2) The Federal Minister of the Interior may permit the application of the Federal Adler in its official seals if there is a special occasion, bodies under public law which are subject to the supervision of federal authorities. Non-official table of contents

§ 4

The federal authorities may only use the service seals of deviant size or shape for special purposes and only with Approval of the Federal Minister of the Federal Republic of Germany. Non-official table of contents

§ 5

The Federal Minister of the Interior will set up general binding guidelines for the implementation of the decree. Unofficial Table Of Contents

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The Federal President
The Federal Chancellor
The Federal Minister for the Interior