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The 2016-17 season was the 102nd season of the Isthmian League, which is an English football competition featuring semi-professional and amateur clubs from London, East and South East England. Also, it was the eleventh season for the current incarnations of Division One North and Division One South. The league constitution was announced on 12 May 2016 and concluded on 1 May 2017.
Farnborough were required by the Isthmian League to pay their creditors in full before the league's 2016 AGM. As this was not fulfilled, the league relegated the club from the Premier Division to Step 4, and Burgess Hill Town were reprieved from relegation.
The Premier Division consisted of 24 clubs: 18 clubs from the previous season, and six new clubs:
AFC Sudbury, promoted as champions of Division One North
Havant & Waterlooville were pronounced champions of the Premier Division on 22 April 2017, and returned to the National League at the first attempt along with play-off winners Bognor Regis Town, who spent eight years in the Isthmian League after relegation from Conference South in 2009. AFC Sudbury, who reached Premier Division for the first time in their history relegated back to Division One North along with Canvey Island and Grays Athletic. Harrow Borough were reprieved from relegation after Worcester City, who relegated from National League North took a further voluntary demotion to the Midland League for financial reasons.
Brightlingsea Regent were pronounced champions of Division One North on 8 April 2017, and promoted with play-off Thurrock. Wroxham, who were reprieved from relegation twice in three previous seasons were finally relegated along with Great Wakering Rovers. Ware get a reprieve after Worcester City took a voluntary demotion from National League to Midland League.
^Ware finished in a relegation position but were reprieved after Worcester City, already relegated from National League North, took a further voluntary demotion to the Midland League for financial reasons.
Tooting & Mitcham United were pronounced champions of Division One South on 22 April 2017, and returned to the Premier Division after five seasons in Division One South along with play-off winners Dorking Wanderers who reached this level for the first time in their history.