Council constitution

What is a council constitution?

The Local Government Act 2000 requires every council to have a written constitution that acts as its rule book. 

The constitution sets out:

  • how a council conducts its business
  • how a council is structured
  • who can make decisions
  • procedures and codes of practice.

It governs every aspect of a council’s powers, services and the work of its officers.  It sets a structure in which a council’s committee meetings operate, and makes sure decisions taken in those meetings are legal, fair and transparent.

View our Constitution.

Contact details

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Democratic Services
Derby City Council
The Council House
Corporation Street
Derby
DE1 2FS
Phone: 01332 643649
Minicom: 01332 640666
Democratic Services
Derby City Council
The Council House
Corporation Street
Derby
DE1 2FS