Historic District

Beaufort is the second oldest town in South Carolina, originally established in 1711 on Port Royal Island, one of 65 islands comprising Beaufort County. In 1969, the 304-acre area comprising the original town was listed in the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) in 1969 and in 1973, the district was designated a National Historic Landmark (NHL). In 2001, the district's period of significance was extended to 1950.

Historic District - City of Beaufort, South Carolina
  1. certificate of Appropriateness
  2. Historic District Maps
  3. HIstoric District Documents

The following require a certificate of appropriateness in the historic district:

  • Additions
  • Demolitions
  • New construction
  • Renovations
  • Site Work

View Section 9.10 of The Beaufort Code for more information.

The Historic District Review Board (HRB) has jurisdiction over the majority of projects within the Historic District. As per the Beaufort Code, Section 10.7, they are guided by: