Historic District Review Board


The 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 for two consecutive terms. The board’s mission is to aid in the preservation, protection and enhancement of the Beaufort National Historic Landmark District. 

The board reviews the following types of activities within the Historic District:

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


The Historic District is divided into two subdistricts: 

  • 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 Co. maps are available in the Community & Economic Development Department.

Agendas & minutes

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

Most recent agendas and minutes


  • 2 p.m.
  • 2nd Wednesday of each month
  • City Hall - Council Chambers
    2nd Floor, 1911 Boundary Street
    Beaufort, SC 29902


  • Jeremiah Smith, (Chair)
  • Mike Sutton, (Vice-Chair)
  • Stacy Applegate
  • Maxine Lutz
  • Michelle Prentice

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

2022 Schedule

Only digital submittal of all documents is accepted now. You may also view the meeting schedule in document form. NOTE:  DEADLINES FOR APPLICATIONS ARE DUE BY NOON AND A MINIMUM OF 4 WEEKS IN ADVANCE. Scheduled dates for review of applications are dependent on the number of applications received.              

Meeting Schedule
Wednesday, January 12, 2022
Wednesday, February 9, 2022
Wednesday, March 9, 2022
Wednesday, April 13, 2022
Wednesday, May 11, 2022
Wednesday, June 8, 2022
Wednesday, July 13, 2022
Wednesday, August 10, 2022
Wednesday, September 14, 2022
Wednesday, October 12, 2022
Wednesday, November 9, 2022
Wednesday, December 14, 2022


  1. All documents must be submitted to the Department of Community & Economic Development 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. Fees 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