Lincoln’s Resident Judge was made the city’s 20th Honorary Recorder at a Full Council Meeting on August 9.
His Honour Judge Sean Morris, who was awarded the title, will now take part in civic processions within the city and attend various council ceremonial occasions.
He takes over the role from Judge Michael Heath, who has been in the position since 2001.
The position of Recorder dated back almost 250 years, starting in 1768 with Lord Monson.
The Right Worshipful, the Mayor of Lincoln, Councillor Kathleen Brothwell, said: “The Mayor and civic party play an important role in keeping up the traditions of our historic city and I’m pleased to welcome Judge Sean Morris to take up the role of Honorary Recorder.
“It’s really something when you see the civic party in all its regalia at an event like the Battle of Britain service and the Remembrance service, and I’m sure Judge Morris will enjoy such events.”