The Provincial Council

The Provincial Council is the highest administrative authority in the province of Utrecht.

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The Provincial Council

The Provincial Council is the highest administrative authority in the province of Utrecht. The Council members are representatives of the people and elected every four years. The province of Utrecht has 47 Provincial Council members (only in Dutch).

Frameworks and supervision

As the province's general administrative body, the Provincial Council makes decisions concerning provincial policies. This task is referred to as framework setting. The Provincial Council also supervises the execution of policies implemented by the Provincial Executive.

People's representation

Council members represent the residents of the province of Utrecht in political matters. Therefore they want to be well informed about everything that happens in the province, so they maintain contact with residents in various ways. Council members regularly plan working visits, attend consultation meetings and participate in public forums.

Special task

Provincial Council elections affect both provincial and national politics. The members of the Provincial Council, who are directly elected by the residents of Utrecht, in turn elect the members of the Senate. We call these indirect elections.

Other tasks

The Provincial Council's additional duties include:

  • Adopting the provincial budget
  • Formulating general regulations for the benefit of the province
  • Implementing regulations delegated to the province by the State

Public meetings 

If you are interested in what the Provincial Council discusses, visit one of the meetings held in the provincial house. Provincial Council meetings are open to press and public.

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Contact

Visitors address:

Archimesdeslaan 6
3584 BA Utrecht
Tel: +31 (0)30 258 2396
E-mail: info@provincie-utrecht.nl

Monday to Friday between 08:30 to 17:00 hours

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