City of Beaufort Government

Thank you for visiting our beautiful and historic city’s website. We strive to provide accurate and up to date information on a variety of topics that may affect you as a resident, business or visitor.

Founded in 1711, Beaufort is South Carolina’s second oldest city. Our rich cultural heritage is part of our daily life, and we strive to protect and preserve our city’s history in the 304-acre National Historic Landmark District.

Our Council-Manager form of government utilizes a five-member City Council, including the mayor, all elected at-large by voters within the city limits. They set policy and govern through their single employee, the City Manager. The City Manager is responsible for day-to-day operations and for carrying out policy decisions made by the City Council.

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What's New


The Parking Task Force will be meeting Monday, March 30th at 6 p.m. at the Municipal Court, located on 1901 Boundary Street.


To view the 3/24/15 Press Release, click here

The City will be hosting a FOIA Seminar for our Board and Commission members on Monday, March 30, 2015 at 5pm – City Hall, Council Chambers 2nd floor. read more