In the absence of a UK Flag Act, the Flag Institute acts as the de facto authority on flags flown in the UK and the Crown Dependencies and Overseas Territories.


Accordingly, the Flag Institute has established and maintains the free UK Flag Registry to provide a formal record of current designs.


The flags of the UK's national and supra-national flags are well established by custom and practice. Meanwhile the number of regional, county and other community flags continues to grow, with over fifty entering the UK Flag Registry since 2010.


Community flags may qualify for inclusion as follows: flags of cities, towns, villages and neighbourhoods; flags of historic counties; flags of other traditional regions such as islands or provinces.


Any candidate flag must be democratically adopted, owned and used by the people of the community or area it represents. It must also meet the Flag Institute acceptance criteria.


The flags of modern administrative entities (e.g. local authorities) and flags subject to copyright restrictions are excluded.


If a flag in common use is not listed, or if you wish to create or adopt a new community flag, please contact the Chief Vexillologist, , or the Communities Vexillologist, .


All flags listed in the UK Flag Registry are available to buy from a wide range of UK flagmakers.


Browse the Flag Institute's Register of British Flagmakers or List of Trade Members to find details of flagmakers who support the Flag Institute and its work.


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Bedfordshire

County Flag

12th April 1951

Regional Organisation

College of Arms

Berkshire

County Flag

C14th

Traditional

Traditional

Black Country

Regional Flag

14th July 2012

Popular Vote

Gracie Sheppard of Redhill School, Stourbridge

Buckinghamshire

County Flag

C12th

Traditional

Traditional

Cambridgeshire

County Flag

1st February 2015

Public Vote

Brady Ells

Cheshire

County Flag

3rd May 1938

Regional Organisation

College of Arms

Cinque Ports

Regional Flag

3rd March 2017

Cinque Ports Authority

Philip Tibbetts

Cornwall

St Pirran’s Cross

County Flag

C19th

Traditional

Traditional

County Durham

County Flag

21st November 2013

Public Vote

James, Katie and Holly Moffatt

Cumberland

County Flag

19th September 1950

Traditional

College of Arms

Derbyshire

County Flag

16th September 2008

Popular Vote

Martin Enright

Devon

St Petroc's Cross

County Flag

23 July 2002

Popular Vote

Ryan R. Sealey

Dorset

St Wite's Cross

County Flag

16 September 2008

Popular Vote

Stephen Coombes & David White

East Anglia

Provincial Flag

1900's

Traditional

London Society of East Anglians

East Riding (Yorkshire)

Regional Flag

18th April 2013

Public Vote

Trevor & Thomas Appleton

Essex

County Flag

C17th

Traditional

Traditional

Exmoor

Regional Flag

29th October 2014

Popular Vote

Jenny Stevens

Gloucestershire

Severn Cross

County Flag

March 2008

High Sheriff

Jeremy Bentall

Hampshire

County Flag

12th March 2019

Regional Organisation

College of Arms

Herefordshire

County Flag

2nd November 2019

Popular Vote

Jason Saber

Hertfordshire

County Flag

3rd June 1925

Local Council

College of Arms

Huntingdonshire

County Flag

25th June 2009

County Organization

Huntingdonshire Society

Isle of Purbeck (Dorset)

Regional Flag

26 November 2019

Public Vote

Pupils of Swanage School

Isle of Wight

County Flag

9th January 2009

Popular Vote

John Graney

Isles of Scilly

Scillonian Cross

County Flag

February 2002

Popular Vote

Scilly News

Kent

Invicta Flag

County Flag

C17th

Traditional

Unknown

Lancashire

County Flag

20th November 2008

County Organisation

Friends of Real Lancashire

Lincolnshire

County Flag

24th October 2005

Popular Vote

Michelle Andrews

Mercia

St Alban's Cross

Provincial Flag

C8th-C17th

Traditional

Traditional

Middlesex

County Flag

7th November 1910

Traditional

College of Arms

Norfolk

de Guader Banner

County Flag

C11th-C17th

Traditional

Traditional

North Riding (Yorkshire)

Regional Flag

4th May 2013

Public Vote

Jason Saber

Northamptonshire

County Flag

11th September 2014

Public Vote

Brady Ells & Ian Chadwick

Northumberland

County Flag

4th December 1951

Local Council

College of Arms

Northumbria

Oswald's Stripes

Provincial Flag

C7th

Traditional

Traditional

Nottinghamshire

County Flag

20th May 2011

Popular Vote

Unknown

Oxfordshire

County Flag

1949

Traditional

College of Arms

Rutland

County Flag

1st May 1950

Local Council

College of Arms

Shropshire

County Flag

18th June 1896

Local Council

College of Arms

Somerset

County Flag

In Antiquity

Public Vote

Traditional

Staffordshire

County Flag

28th March 2016

Popular Vote

Traditional Design

Suffolk

County Flag

C9th

Traditional

Traditional

Surrey

Warenne Checks

County Flag

C13th

Traditional

Traditional

Sussex

County Flag

C17th

Traditional

Traditional

Warwickshire

County Flag

C14th

Traditional

Traditional

Wessex

Provincial Flag

1974

Regional Organisation

William Crampton

West Riding (Yorkshire)

Regional Flag

23rd May 2013

Public Vote

Michael Faul

Westmorland

County Flag

2nd June 1926

Regional Organisation

The Westmorland Association

Wiltshire

County Flag

1st December 2009

Local Council

Mike Prior

Worcestershire

County Flag

8 April 2013

Popular Vote

Elaine Truby

Yorkshire

County Flag

1965 or ealier

Traditional design, registered by County Organisation

Yorkshire Ridings Society