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 City of Beaufort Administration Offices will not open until 9am on Wednesday, June 29, 2016.

We apologize for any inconvenience.


Please be advised the Beaufort City Council will not meet on Tuesday, July 12th nor on Tuesday, July 19th, as they will be taking a break for the summer. Worksession and Regular Meeting will reconvene Tuesday, July 26, 2016 at 5pm. If you have ... read more