l Business - City of Beaufort, South Carolina


Business License Stabilization Act Legislative Bills #3650 and #3651. 
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Beaufort means Business...

The City of Beaufort is a place with a breadth of business opportunities and an entrepreneurial spirit, set amidst unprecedented quality-of-life amenities that make working in Beaufort not only profitable, but pleasurable.  The City Manager provides personal assistance to help businesses incubate, grow and/or relocate with information on opportunity sites, the workforce, demographics, transportation and incentives.  Contact the City Manager today to see how your business can excel in Beaufort.


  • The City offers a number of incentive programs designed to assist new and expanding industries.
  • Historic Beaufort Foundation provides technical assistance in the rehabilitation of historic buildings.
Featured Property
  • Commerce Business Park
  • 500 Carteret Street, Office Building

Contact Information
  • Information, (843) 525-7070
  • Incentive Programs, (843) 525-7072
  • Business Licenses/Hospitality Fees, (843) 525-7025
  • Building Permits/Inspections, (843) 525-7040
  • Fire Inspections, (843) 525-7055
  • Sanitation/Recycling Services, (843) 525-7054
  • Real and Personal Property Taxes, (843) 470-2519
  • Chamber of Commerce, (843) 986-5400
  • Beaufort-Jasper Water Sewer Authority, (843) 987-9200
  • South Carolina Electric and Gas, (800) 251-7234
  • IRS - Income/Withholding Taxes, (800) 829-3636