Council Constitution

Southampton City Council’s constitution sets out the way in which the council runs and the processes it uses. The constitution ensures that these procedures are efficient, transparent and accountable. The law requires some of these processes, while others are a matter for the council to choose. Please see the related documents.

For more details about the service, please contact:

Corporate Legal Services
Southampton City Council
Civic Centre
Southampton
SO14 7LY 

Telephone: 023 8083 2028

legal@southampton.gov.uk

Council Constitution Parts 1 - 25
Document Type Size
01 Part 1 - Summary and Explanationpdf166KB
02 Part 2 - Articlespdf344KB
03 Part 3 - Responsibility for Functionspdf460KB
04 Part 4 - Council Procedure Rulespdf304KB
05 Part 4 - Access to Information Procedure Rulespdf190KB
06 Part 4 - Budget & Policy Framework Procedure Rulespdf184KB
07 Part 4 - Executive Procedure Rulespdf97KB
08 Part 4 - Overview & Scrutiny Procedure Rulespdf251KB
09 Part 4 - Financial Procedure Rulespdf437KB
10 Part 4 - Contract Procedure Rulespdf242KB
11 Part 4 - Officer Employment Procedure Rulespdf136KB
12 Part 5 - Members' Code of Conductpdf217KB
13 Part 5 - Officer Code of Conductpdf75KB
14 Part 5 - Officer Member Protocolpdf287KB
15 Part 5 - Civic & Ceremonial Protocolpdf183KB
16 Part 5 - Code for Dealing with Third Partiespdf136KB
17 Part 5 - Monitoring Officer Protocolpdf157KB
18 Part 5 - Partnership Codepdf345KB
19 Part 6 - Members Allowance Schemepdf193KB
20 Part 7 - Management Structurepdf281KB
21 Part 8 - Proper Officerspdf177KB
22 Part 9 - Definitionspdf76KB
23 Part 10 - Officer Scheme of Delegationpdf1MB
24 Part 10 - Recording Officer Decisionspdf124KB
25 Part 11 - Petition Schemepdf119KB