News Flash


Posted on: May 7, 2020

Incentives available for property owners

BEAUFORT, S.C. (May 7, 2020) – To encourage targeted development and rehabilitation, the City of Beaufort offers several incentives to property owners. City Council passed an ordinance amending these incentives on April 14.

Commercial buildings:

Any property owner who buys a vacant/empty commercial building will receive credits for all city real property taxes for that property. The property owner will receive cash reimbursements for all city real property taxes paid over the same period of years the property has been vacant, up to five years. Specific conditions apply.

Housing/historic structures:

Development of student housing
Development of a carriage house
Rehabilitation of a structure located in the Beaufort Historic District

These property owners will be reimbursed for all city real property taxes paid on the property for a maximum of three years. Specific conditions apply.

“These incentives offer property owners tax relief, and in return, the city benefits from more student housing, and the reuse of vacant buildings,” said David Prichard, director of the Department of Community & Economic Development.

Prichard can provide more information about the incentives. He can be contacted at  or 843-525-7012.

Amended ordinance


Find us:


Facebook Twitter Email

Other News in News

Beaufort narrows search for police chief

Posted on: October 22, 2020
wfp marina

$166K in ATAX grants go to tourism groups

Posted on: September 24, 2020

Council approves 2020-2022 Strategic Plan

Posted on: September 23, 2020

A video tribute to Sept. 11

Posted on: September 11, 2020
Kids on Arsenal hill

Waterfront Park playground now open!

Posted on: August 28, 2020
Dale McDorman

McDorman named interim police chief

Posted on: July 31, 2020
Face Covering Required with Thank You

Where you can find free masks

Posted on: June 30, 2020

Council passes $22.9 million budget

Posted on: June 24, 2020

March for Justice route changes

Posted on: June 18, 2020

April 16 update: Governor looks ahead

Posted on: April 17, 2020
mayor 2018

A letter from Mayor Keyserling

Posted on: April 4, 2020
Marina Parking Lot Landing

Wednesday update: More ahead

Posted on: April 1, 2020

Tuesday update: COVID-19 resolution

Posted on: March 31, 2020

Monday update: Numbers are climbing

Posted on: March 30, 2020

Friday update: Together

Posted on: March 27, 2020

Thursday update: Stay the course

Posted on: March 26, 2020
Guys in fire truck

Tuesday update: 'Lead by example'

Posted on: March 24, 2020
Stay home image

Monday update: Stay home!

Posted on: March 23, 2020

It's Friday. Take a deep breath!

Posted on: March 20, 2020

Website Personalization Now Available!

Posted on: November 22, 2016