Council Constitution | Oxfordshire County Council

Council Constitution

The Constitution sets out the rules and procedures under which the council operates.

The Constitution has the important purpose of providing a guide for local people, businesses and other organisations to understand how the council's decision making works. It is also a handbook for the councillors and staff who are directly involved in the business of the council. The Constitution has been formally approved by the council and will be kept under review and updated from time to time.

You can download the Constitution for no charge below, or you can order a paper copy for a fee of £15 by emailing or calling 01865 810806.

Constitution contents


The whole Constitution can be downloaded in PDF format here:


It is divided up into the following parts, each of which are available to download in PDF format.

Part 1 Summary and Explanation

Part 2 Articles of the Constitution

Part 3 Council

Part 4 Cabinet

Part 5 Committees and Sub-Committees

Part 6 Overview and Scrutiny Committees

Part 7 Scheme of Delegation to Officers

Part 8 Other Procedure Rules

Part 9 Codes and Protocols

Part 10 Members' Allowances Scheme

Last reviewed
11 October 2016
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