Building Departments in Beaufort County, South Carolina

There are 6 Building Departments in Beaufort County, South Carolina, serving a population of 179,316 people in an area of 577 square miles. There is 1 Building Department per 29,886 people, and 1 Building Department per 96 square miles.

In South Carolina, Beaufort County is ranked 14th of 46 counties in Building Departments per capita, and 2nd of 46 counties in Building Departments per square mile.

List of Beaufort County Building Departments

Find Beaufort County, South Carolina building departments, planning, permits, zoning, and inspections.


Beaufort City Building Department and Permits 701 Craven Street Beaufort, SC

Beaufort County Planning 100 Ribaut Road Beaufort, SC

Beaufort County Zoning 100 Ribaut Road Beaufort, SC

Port Royal Building Department 700 Paris Avenue Port Royal, SC

Port Royal Planning Department 700 Paris Avenue Port Royal, SC

Port Royal Town Permits 700 Paris Avenue Port Royal, SC

About the Beaufort County Building Department

Building Departments in Beaufort County, SC are responsible for ensuring safe construction of buildings located in their jurisdictions. Building Departments create building codes and standards for building construction to ensure building safety. The Beaufort County DOB is involved in all aspects of construction, including zoning laws, design requirements, building materials, trade and professional license regulation.

You may contact the Building Department for questions about:
  • Beaufort County, South Carolina building inspection records
  • Contractor license searches
  • Beaufort County building codes
  • Building permit violations, appeals, and fines
  • Construction permits and building ordinances
  • Beaufort County, SC zoning laws and requirements

Beaufort County Building Structure & Housing Statistics

Find Beaufort County Residential Housing Units, Occupied Residential Buildings, Occupied Residential Buildings Construction Year, Occupied Residential Buildings Room Characteristics, Occupied Residential Buildings Bedroom Characteristics, and Occupied Residential Building Facility Characteristics. Data Source: U.S. Census Bureau; American Community Survey, 2017 ACS 5-Year Estimates.

Beaufort County Residential Housing Units
 Beaufort CountySouth Carolina
Total Housing Units96,4012,229,324
Occupied Housing Units68,790 (71.4%)1,871,307 (83.9%)
Beaufort County Occupied Residential Buildings
 Beaufort CountySouth Carolina
Single-Family Detached Homes46,608 (67.8%)1,222,526 (65.3%)
Single-Family Attached Homes4,278 (6.2%)57,698 (3.1%)
2 Apartments609 (0.9%)38,214 (2.0%)
3 or 4 Apartments1,704 (2.5%)51,167 (2.7%)
5 to 9 Apartments3,272 (4.8%)78,470 (4.2%)
10 or More Apartments5,543 (8.1%)120,742 (6.5%)
Mobile Home or Other Type of Housing6,776 (9.9%)302,490 (16.2%)
Beaufort County Occupied Residential Buildings Construction Year
 Beaufort CountySouth Carolina
2014 or Later1,182 (1.7%)28,209 (1.5%)
2010 to 20132,455 (3.6%)71,074 (3.8%)
2000 to 200922,987 (33.4%)387,089 (20.7%)
1980 to 199928,763 (41.8%)668,585 (35.7%)
1960 to 19799,683 (14.1%)457,654 (24.5%)
1940 to 19593,050 (4.4%)183,569 (9.8%)
1939 or Earlier670 (1.0%)75,127 (4.0%)
Beaufort County Occupied Residential Buildings Room Characteristics
 Beaufort CountySouth Carolina
1 Room595 (0.9%)18,508 (1.0%)
2 or 3 Rooms5,016 (7.3%)117,235 (6.3%)
4 or 5 Rooms24,043 (35.0%)702,156 (37.5%)
6 or 7 Rooms23,494 (34.2%)643,427 (34.4%)
8 or More Rooms15,642 (22.7%)389,981 (20.8%)
Beaufort County Occupied Residential Buildings Bedroom Characteristics
 Beaufort CountySouth Carolina
No Bedroom609 (0.9%)20,080 (1.1%)
1 Bedroom3,171 (4.6%)95,635 (5.1%)
2 or 3 Bedrooms51,324 (74.6%)1,371,722 (73.3%)
4 or More Bedrooms13,686 (19.9%)383,870 (20.5%)
Beaufort County Occupied Residential Building Facility Characteristics
 Beaufort CountySouth Carolina
With Complete Plumbing Facilities68,667 (99.8%)1,864,588 (99.6%)
With Complete Kitchen Facilities68,157 (99.1%)1,857,993 (99.3%)