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 Explanationpdf172KB
02 Part 2 - Articlespdf352KB
03 Part 3 - Responsibility for Functionspdf1MB
04 Part 4 - Council Procedure Rulespdf441KB
05 Part 4 - Access to Information Procedure Rulespdf199KB
06 Part 4 - Budget & Policy Framework Procedure Rulespdf195KB
07 Part 4 - Executive Procedure Rulespdf106KB
08 Part 4 - Overview & Scrutiny Procedure Rulespdf262KB
09 Part 4 - Financial Procedure Rulespdf445KB
10 Part 4 - Contract Procedure Rulespdf209KB
11 Part 4 - Officer Employment Procedure Rulespdf145KB
12 Part 5 - Members' Code of Conductpdf226KB
13 Part 5 - Officer Code of Conductpdf83KB
14 Part 5 - Officer Member Protocolpdf287KB
15 Part 5 - Civic & Ceremonial Protocolpdf189KB
16 Part 5 - Code for Dealing with Third Partiespdf146KB
17 Part 5 - Monitoring Officer Protocolpdf163KB
18 Part 5 - Partnership Codepdf346KB
19 Part 6 - Members' Allowance Schemepdf141KB
20 Part 7 - Management Structurepdf185KB
21 Part 8 - Proper Officerspdf264KB
22 Part 9 - Definitionspdf85KB
23 Part 10 - Officer Scheme of Delegationpdf1MB
24 Part 10 - Recording Officer Decisionspdf116KB
25 Part 11 - Petition Schemepdf120KB