Short Term Rentals

Rental of a whole house, a room within a house, a rental of 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.

Step-By-Step Process

The following steps will assist you in successfully completing the requirements for Short Term Rentals:

  1. Complete the Short-Term Rental Conditional Use Application and remit $100 application fee.
  2. Provide a copy of your rental agreement, a copy of your property management plan, and a copy of your fire alarm monitoring contract.
  3. A safety inspection is required following approval of your application.  A safety inspection fee of $50 is due prior to the scheduled inspection.  To schedule your Safety Inspection email buslicense@cityofbeaufort.org.
  4. Complete the City of Beaufort Business License Requirements.

Resources


  1. Justin Rose

    Business License Inspector
    Phone: 843-525-6526

  2. Morgan Ganoe

    Business License Administrator
    Phone: 843-525-7025


  3. Physical Address
    1911 Boundary Street
    Beaufort, SC 29902