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 in the table below.

For more details about the service, please contact:

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

Telephone: 023 8083 2028

Email: legal@southampton.gov.uk

Council Constitution Parts 1 - 26
Document Type Size
01 Part 1 - Summary and Explanationpdf174KB
02 Part 2 - Articlespdf313KB
03 Part 3 - Responsibility for Functionspdf1MB
04 Part 4 - Council Procedure Rulespdf369KB
05 Part 4 - Access to Information Procedure Rulespdf206KB
06 Part 4 - Budget & Policy Framework Procedure Rulespdf202KB
07 Part 4 - Executive Procedure Rulespdf113KB
08 Part 4 - Overview & Scrutiny Procedure Rulespdf269KB
09 Part 4 - Financial Procedure Rulespdf1MB
10 Part 4 - Contract Procedure Rulespdf218KB
11 Part 4 - Officer Employment Procedure Rulespdf153KB
12 Part 5 - Members' Code of Conductpdf233KB
13 Part 5 - Officer Code of Conductpdf196KB
14 Part 5 - Officer Member Protocolpdf301KB
15 Part 5 - Civic & Ceremonial Protocolpdf196KB
16 Part 5 - Code for Dealing with Third Partiespdf153KB
17 Part 5 - Monitoring Officer Protocolpdf170KB
18 Part 5 - Partnership Codepdf1MB
19 Part 6 - Members' Allowance Schemepdf1MB
20 Part 7 - Management Structurepdf187KB
21 Part 8 - Proper Officerspdf271KB
22 Part 9 - Definitionspdf92KB
23 Part 10 - Officer Scheme of Delegationpdf1MB
24 Part 10 - Recording Officer Decisionspdf113KB
25 Part 11 - Petition Schemepdf118KB
26 Part 12 - Change Controlpdf287KB