News Flash


Posted on: May 17, 2023

City of Beaufort to unveil redesigned website

Bridge at dusk

BEAUFORT, S.C. (May 17, 2023) –  The City of Beaufort’s website ( will shortly have a fresh look -- a redesign that will make it easier to find information, and is more visually appealing. 

The redesign is scheduled to be completed by late afternoon on May 18.

The redesign process has been underway since last fall, and includes new typography, new pictures, and more links on the home page that go to frequently searched items, such as ordinances, the Beaufort Code and zoning map, and job opportunities.

The home page also has a section called Common Service Requests, which includes such items as Business License Applications, Reserve a Park, Freedom of Information request, etc.

There is also a section on the home page devoted to news from the City, and the City’s Facebook page feed. The bottom section shows a five-day calendar of upcoming meetings and events.

“Our intention from the beginning was to both make the website easier for our residents, businesses, and visitors to use, by including more links on the home page, and to capture the beauty of Beaufort through visual images,” said Communications Manager Kathleen Williams.

The new photos are from local photographer Shawn Hill, who also provides video services for the City of Beaufort.

Before the redesign process began, the City put together a survey, which it shared on social media and its website, to get a better idea of what people were looking for when they came to the City’s website. Williams also looked at frequently searched words or terms to determine what additional links should be on the home page.

The basic architecture of the website is not changing, she said, so people who use the website regularly should not have difficulty finding what they are looking for.

Other online improvements are expected over the next year, said City Manager Scott Marshall. This will include new software for online permitting and building inspections, which will help to streamline these essential procedures. 

The City is expected to hire a GIS manager (Geographic Information System), who will develop data-based maps that will provide detailed information on a host of topics pertinent to Beaufort, such as details on new projects. The City is also purchasing a new mobile app called See Click Fix, which will be integrated into the website and will allow people to easily notify City departments about issues ranging from unlit streetlights to vegetation that needs to be trimmed.

“The improved interface is designed to find the information you’re looking for in as few clicks as possible,” Marshall said. “We are also looking forward to integrating user-friendly tools on our new website in the coming fiscal year to improve transparency, and provide online access to business services and permit application information.”

Note: Please contact Kathleen Williams at for suggestions, feedback or concerns about the website.



Find us:

Facebook Twitter Email

Other News in News

Fueling PD high-water vehicles

City of Beaufort prepares for Idalia

Posted on: August 28, 2023
Benjamin Coppage_HeadShot

Council appoints city attorney

Posted on: August 23, 2023

ATAX workshop added for Aug. 23

Posted on: August 16, 2023

ATAX workshop on Aug. 10

Posted on: August 8, 2023
Taste of Beaufort_233px

A Taste of Beaufort set for May 5-6

Posted on: April 20, 2023

City offices closed on Presidents Day

Posted on: February 15, 2023

Public meetings week of Feb. 13

Posted on: February 13, 2023

What's ahead for January

Posted on: December 21, 2022
Happy Holidays photo

City to close offices for holidays

Posted on: December 19, 2022

City offices to close on Veterans Day

Posted on: November 1, 2022

Pigeon Point boat ramp closed

Posted on: October 1, 2022

Landing Pad ribbon-cutting set for Oct. 5

Posted on: September 27, 2022

Beaufort Shrimp Festival set for Oct. 7-8

Posted on: September 15, 2022

City offices to close for Labor Day

Posted on: August 30, 2022