Rental of a whole house, a room within a house, a carriage house or an accessory dwelling unit for less than 30 days is considered a short-term rental (STR) and must comply with the City’s Short Term Rental Ordinance, Section 3.6.2.C.2. The property owner may or may not live on the premises when using the property as a short-term rental.
Per City of Beaufort Short Term Rental Ordinance, neighborhoods within the City’s jurisdiction (excluding The Point) are capped at 6% of residentially zoned parcels that are allowed to operate as short term rentals.
For any questions regarding the short term rental process, 6% cap on neighborhoods, or accommodation tax payments, please reach out to the Business Licensing Department -- contact information is on the right.
The following steps will assist you in successfully completing the requirements for short-term rentals: