City of Beaufort Government

Thank you for visiting our beautiful and historic City’s website! We strive to provide accurate, transparent 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 members are 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, as well as carrying out policy decisions made by the City Council. Each member is whole-heartedly devoted to keeping the well-being of the City and it's residents and visitors in mind while fulfilling every task at hand.  

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What's New

To view the agendas, click Worksession and Regular Meeting. read more
City of Beaufort STRATEGIC PLAN FIRST QUARTER UPDATE, to view the report, click here. Status Report on the Strategic Plan 2017-2019 Effective October 17, 2017 (submitted November 3, 2017) read more
City of Beaufort Administrative Offices will close at 3:00 pm on Wednesday, November 22, 2017 and will remain closed all day on Thursday, November 23 & Friday, November 24, 2017 in observance of the Thanksgiving Holiday. All administrative... read more