Community & Economic Development

  1. Mission

Integrate opportunities, geographic constraints, economic necessities, aesthetics, and the health and welfare of our citizens into the long term development outlook for the city.

The Department of Community and Economic Development comprises Planning, Building Codes, and Code Enforcement and is responsible for:

  • Enhancing economic opportunities
  • Long range planning
  • Collaboration with regional planning
  • Ensuring that proposed changes to real property are in accordance with the City’s ordinances

Click here for a list of current projects.

Planning

The planning section is responsible for ensuring compliance with the Beaufort Code, review and coordination of changes to the legal boundaries of real property, and for coordination of the design review process.

Building Codes

The Building Codes Section is responsible for ensuring compliance with the City’s adopted building codes through the issuance of permits, review of technical development plans, and inspection of construction work.

Code Enforcement

The Code Enforcement Section is responsible for ensuring compliance with the City’s adopted property maintenance code and for ensuring that real properties do not create a hazard for the public.