l Commercial Forms - City of Beaufort, South Carolina

Commercial Forms

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New Construction/Major Renovations (PACKET)
(Includes Building Permit Packet and various forms)

Application Submittal Checklist

  • New Development
  • New Commercial Structure
  • Existing structure with renovations/additions exceeding 50% of the structure's value

Minor Renovations/Improvements (PACKET)
(Includes Misc. Permit Application & Sub-contractor List)

  • Additions, Renovations and Remodeling
    (must comply with current ICC ICC/ANSI A-117.1-1998. Fire, Building, Energy, Plumbing, Fuel Gas, and Mechanical Codes - Including the City of Beaufort's Flood and Zoning Ordinances)
    • Re-roof
      (commercial structures require an asbestos survey)
    • Parking lots
      (Handicap/Fire Lane Stenciling, Curb Painting, Signs and Placards, Car Stops, Restriping, Resealing, or Resurfacing - must comply with current Zoning ordinance.)
    • Windows
      (New or Replacements - must comply with current hurricane, zoning requirements)
    • Fences
      (New or Replacements - must comply with current zoning requirements)
  • Partial or Full Demolitions - see Demolition Packet below
  • Subcontractors List Affidavit - (for any subs you hire - they are required to possess a current temporary or annual
  • License Permission Sheet
    City of Beaufort business license - See business license section below)
  • Silt Fence Requirements (click here) and Tree Protection Requirements (click here)

Demolition Packet - (this packet includes Miscellaneous Permit Application and Subcontractors List Affidavit)



  • Pre-Application Meeting (Pre-App)
  • Design Review Board (DRB)
  • Historic Review Board (HRB)
  • Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBOA)
  • Tree Board


Payment Options

  • Mail check to: (make payable to the City of Beaufort)
    Beaufort City Building Codes
    1911 Boundary St.
    Beaufort, SC 29902
  • Pay at the Building Codes Office
    1911 Boundary St. (located at the corner of Ribaut Rd. & Boundary St.). The new City Hall building. (by cash, check, or credit card)

Need to know the physical address of your property? Fax this form to 843-986-5606

Business License (FAQs)  - Any questions call 843-525-7025