Short Term Rentals

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.

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 pay $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 inspection, email
  4. Complete the City of Beaufort Business License Requirements.


  1. Justin Rose

    Business License Inspector
    Phone: 843-525-6526

  2. Kelsey Medaglia

    Business License Administrator
    Phone: 843-525-7025

  3. Physical Address
    1911 Boundary Street
    Beaufort, SC 29902