The Coat of Arms represents a man planting a mulberry bush, the only branch of the silk industry non-existent in this city. The motto, “Spe et Labore,” meaning “With Hope and Labor”, is inscribed above the emblem.

The Flag of the City of Paterson consists of a white field with the coat of arms in old gold in the center with streamers of Jersey blue on which is inscribed “Founded in 1792,” “Charter 1851,” and “City of Paterson”