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 - 25
Document Type Size
01 Part 1 - Summary and Explanationpdf170KB
02 Part 2 - Articlespdf348KB
03 Part 3 - Responsibility for Functionspdf1MB
04 Part 4 - Council Procedure Rulespdf443KB
05 Part 4 - Access to Information Procedure Rulespdf190KB
06 Part 4 - Budget & Policy Framework Procedure Rulespdf188KB
07 Part 4 - Executive Procedure Rulespdf101KB
08 Part 4 - Overview & Scrutiny Procedure Rulespdf255KB
09 Part 4 - Financial Procedure Rulespdf441KB
10 Part 4 - Contract Procedure Rulespdf201KB
11 Part 4 - Officer Employment Procedure Rulespdf140KB
12 Part 5 - Members' Code of Conductpdf221KB
13 Part 5 - Officer Code of Conductpdf79KB
14 Part 5 - Officer Member Protocolpdf291KB
15 Part 5 - Civic & Ceremonial Protocolpdf183KB
16 Part 5 - Code for Dealing with Third Partiespdf140KB
17 Part 5 - Monitoring Officer Protocolpdf157KB
18 Part 5 - Partnership Codepdf345KB
19 Part 6 - Members' Allowance Schemepdf197KB
20 Part 7 - Management Structurepdf404KB
21 Part 8 - Proper Officerspdf182KB
22 Part 9 - Definitionspdf80KB
23 Part 10 - Officer Scheme of Delegationpdf1MB
24 Part 10 - Recording Officer Decisionspdf128KB
25 Part 11 - Petition Schemepdf114KB