Historic District Review Board


The Historic District Review Board (HRB) is a five-member board. The members are appointed by City Council for three-year terms. Each member may serve for two consecutive terms. The board’s mission is to aid in the preservation, protection and enhancement of the Beaufort National Historic Landmark District. 

The board reviews the following types of activities within the Historic District:

  • Demolition
  • New construction and additions
  • Rehabilitation
  • Renovation
  • Restoration


The Historic District is divided into two subdistricts: 

  • Conservation Neighborhood (also known as the Northwest Quadrant)
  • Preservation Neighborhood 

Northwest Quadrant

Northwest Quadrant Guidelines are now an appendix in the Preservation Manual as Appendix A.

Preservation Neighborhood

For projects located in the Preservation Neighborhood, guidance for the board’s decisions is provided by the Beaufort Preservation Manual, which you can now find in searchable form: Beaufort Preservation Manual. The Beaufort Preservation Manual and Supplement have been incorporated into one single document, the Preservation Manual.  Click the link below to access the Preservation Manual. 

Document copies

Copies of the 1979 Milner Historic District Inventory, 1997 Beaufort County Above Ground Historic Resources Survey, and Sandborn Fire Insurance Co. maps are available in the Community & Economic Development Department.

Agendas & minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.\

View our agendas and minutes.


  • 2 p.m.
  • 2nd Wednesday of each month
  • City Hall - Council Chambers
    2nd Floor, 1911 Boundary Street
    Beaufort, SC 29902


  • Jeremiah Smith, (Chair)
  • Mike Sutton, (Vice-Chair)
  • Rita Wilson
  • Maxine Lutz
  • Michelle Prentice

2023 Schedule

Only digital submittal of all documents is accepted now. You may also view the meeting schedule in document form.  Scheduled dates to review applications depend on the number of applications received.

Written comments for any project before the board must be submitted by noon (12 p.m.) on the business day before the meeting.

Special Needs

If you have any special needs due to a physical challenge, please contact the Community Development Department at 843-525-7011.

Meeting Schedule  
Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023  
Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2023  
Wednesday, March 8, 2023  
Wednesday, April 12, 2023  
Wednesday, May 10, 2023  
Wednesday, June 14, 2023  
Wednesday, July 12, 2023  
Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2023  
Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2023  
Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2023  
Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2023  
Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2023