The Registry

The U.S. Heraldic Registry is a private enterprise that offers registration of personal, organizational, and civic heraldry. The Registry is cosmopolitan and invites applications from all countries. In addition to the on-line roll of arms, the Registry's services include artwork, certificates of registration, and design help.

Effective December 1, 2014 the registry is under new management. Please be patient as the website is updated.


Free registration includes a blazon (written description) and a unique registration number recorded on a personal web page in the roll of arms. Upgraded registration adds a certificate with an emblazonment (a picture of the coat of arms) to the web page.

Why register a coat of arms?

  • To record and display one's coat of arms in a publicly accessible database.
  • To distinguish one's coat of arms from bogus "surname” heraldry.
  • To help prevent others from unintentionally assuming one's coat of arms.
  • To prove one's coat of arms was acquired or used on a particular date.
  • To record one's design in written form called a blazon.
  • To preserve one's design for future generations.
  • To create an heraldic honor or memorial for a family member.
  • To promote an organization's visibility on the internet.

Roll of Arms