Historic District Review Board

Board Overview

The City of Beaufort 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 on two consecutive terms. The Historic Review Board is charged with the mission of aiding in the preservation, protection and enhancement of the Beaufort National Historic Landmark District. 

The Board reviews the following types of activities within the District:

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


The Historic District is divided into two sub-districts: 

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

Northwest Quadrant

The Northwest Quadrant Design Principles provides guidance for projects in the Conservation Neighborhood (Northwest Quadrant).

Preservation Neighborhood

For projects located in the Preservation Neighborhood, guidance for the Board's decisions is provided by the Beaufort Preservation Manual and the Beaufort Preservation Manual Supplement. 

Document Copies

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

Agendas & Minutes

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

View Most Recent Agendas and Minutes


  • 2 p.m.
  • 2nd Wednesday of each month
  • City Hall
    1911 Boundary Streeet
    Beaufort, SC 29902


  • John Dickerson (Vice-Chairman)
  • Bill Allison
  • Katherine Pringle
  • Vacancy, Design Professional
  • Vacancy, Historic District Review Board

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

2019 Meetings - Revised 7/8/19

Only digital submittal of all documents is accepted now. You may also view the meeting schedule in document form.                

Meeting ScheduleDeadline for Regular Projects
Wednesday, January 9, 2019Friday, December 28, 2018
Wednesday, February 13, 2019Friday, February 1, 2019
Wednesday, March 13, 2019Friday, March 1, 2019
Tuesday, April 10, 2019Friday, March 29, 2019
Wednesday, May 8, 2019Friday, April 26, 2019
Wednesday, June 12, 2019Friday, May 31, 2019
Wednesday, July 10, 2019Friday, June 28, 2019
Wednesday, August 14, 2019Friday, August 2, 2019
Wednesday, September 11, 2019Friday, August 16, 2019
Wednesday, October 9, 2019Friday, September 13, 2019
Wednesday, November 13, 2019Friday, October 18, 2019
Wednesday, December 11, 2019Friday, November 15, 2019


  1. All documents are required to be submitted to the City of Beaufort Department of Planning and Development Services at:
    City Hall
    1911 Boundary Street
    Beaufort, SC 29902
  2. All documents must be submitted in a complete digital package by the deadline date
  3. Fee for demolition are due at the time of the applicant submittal. 
  4. IMPORTANT:  A project will not be reviewed if the applicant or representative is not present at the meeting.

Forms & Applications