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Arms: Per Pale Or and Sable a Bend Ermine on a Chief Gules a Lion passant of the first between two Ostrich Plumes Argent quilled and each ensigned with a Prince's Coronet of the first and transpiercing a Label proper thereon the Motto 'Ich Dien' as borne on the banner of King Edward the Third.

Supporters: On either side a Lion guardant Or that on the sinister dimidiating a Herring erect Argent.

The achievement of arms of the Norfolk County Council took on its present form following the grant of supporters in April 1983.  The shield of arms alone had been granted by Royal Warrant in May 1904. The design was based on the arms of Ranulf (Ralph) de Guader, created Earl of Norfolk by King William I. Two coats are attributed to the Earl, one of them being Per pale Or and Sable a Bend vairy Argent and Vert.

The supporters reflect features of the arms of the City of Norwich and of the town of Great Yarmouth.