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 Explanationpdf140.5 KB
02 Part 2 - Articlespdf292.7 KB
03 Part 3 - Responsibility for Functionspdf519.7 KB
04 Part 4 - Council Procedure Rulespdf293.0 KB
05 Part 4 - Access to Information Procedure Rulespdf173.6 KB
06 Part 4 - Budget & Policy Framework Procedure Rulespdf174.8 KB
07 Part 4 - Executive Procedure Rulespdf102.0 KB
08 Part 4 - Overview & Scrutiny Procedure Rulespdf232.0 KB
09 Part 4 - Financial Procedure Rulespdf520.4 KB
10 Part 4 - Contract Procedure Rulespdf211.3 KB
11 Part 4 - Officer Employment Procedure Rulespdf131.1 KB
12 Part 5 - Members' Code of Conductpdf214.9 KB
13 Part 5 - Officer Code of Conductpdf79.5 KB
14 Part 5 - Officer Member Protocolpdf275.8 KB
15 Part 5 - Civic & Ceremonial Protocolpdf171.1 KB
16 Part 5 - Code for Dealing with Third Partiespdf129.6 KB
17 Part 5 - Monitoring Officer Protocolpdf137.2 KB
18 Part 5 - Partnership Codepdf243.3 KB
19 Part 6 - Members' Allowance Schemepdf169.1 KB
20 Part 7 - Management Structurepdf84.3 KB
21 Part 8 - Proper Officerspdf184.7 KB
22 Part 9 - Definitionspdf71.1 KB
23 Part 10 Officer Scheme Of Delegationpdf1.6 MB
24 Part 10 - Recording Officer Decisionspdf103.8 KB
25 Part 11 - Petition Schemepdf109.2 KB
26 Part 12 - Change Controlpdf287.5 KB