Registering arms in France
When France was ruled by the kings of the House of Capet, it had no provision for heralds to grant coat-armour, a situation which continues to this day in the French Republic. The right to a coat of arms is established by usage, and by a “date certain” since which such arms have been borne. This is often established by a deed sworn before a notary, who then places it in the archives of the département (administrative division) where his office is located. This procedure is recommended by the Société Française d’Heraldique et de Sigillographie. Several private armorial registers also operate, notable among them being the Conseil Français d’Heraldique.
French Society for Heraldry and Sigillography, Paris
French Council for Heraldry
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