Important Updates

Staff is currently working through logistics with Waste Industries regarding the company’s taking over trash and recycling collection for the Town of Beaufort. In an effort to ensure the transition goes as smoothly as possible, it has been decided to wait until April before transferring that service completely to Waste Industries. A firm date will be announced in mid-March. In the meantime, Public Works will continue to collect household waste on Mondays, recycling on Tuesdays and yard and bulk items on Wednesdays. We will continue to seek public input in the coming weeks. Please email any concerns, questions or suggestions to Public Information Officer Jennifer Allen at

Talk Trash” with a representative from Waste Industries will be held 4-6 p.m. Feb. 22, 4-6 p.m. March 8 and 4-6 p.m. March 22 in the Train Depot, 614 Broad St. Citizens are encouraged to come and ask any questions they have about the new trash collection process. If you can't make these informal meetings, you can check out this film made in Hillsborough that shows how easy the carts are to handle and where to place properly for pick up.

Ricks Avenue is closed to through traffic until further notice due to a failed 36" culvert, which has caused a sink hole in the roadway. Crews are currently being scheduled for repairs. Updates will be provided as they become available. Contact Town Hall at 252-728-2141 for more details.


The Town of Beaufort’s vision is to foster a scenic and welcoming coastal community that enhances the well-being and prosperity of our citizens, celebrates our diverse culture and heritage, and preserves our natural and historic resources. 

Whether you are a long-time resident, a new property owner, or a visitor, all can appreciate that Beaufort is a special place in which to live, work, or shop.

Several factors contribute to Beaufort’s unique character, including its picturesque maritime setting, its sweeping vistas and streetscapes, and its outstanding collection of historic buildings.

As one of the oldest towns in North Carolina, Beaufort holds a special place in both state and national history. In 1974, the town’s historic core was placed on the National Register of Historic Places, the nation’s listing of buildings, structures, and districts considered historically and architecturally significant.boardwalk resize