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 Finance Department works to develop fiscal policies that ensure a financially strong and effective Town government and responsibly manage and supervise the overall financial position of the Town, while providing timely, accurate, clear and complete information and support to other departments, elected officials and citizens.

The Finance Department provides management of the Town funds and investments and is regulated by the local government budget and Fiscal Control Act.

The department ensures the Town’s accounting and financial reporting systems are in compliance with Government Accounting Standards, Generally Accepted Accounting Standards and guidelines issued by the Local Government Commission.

They also assist the Town Manager with oversight and management of the annual budget. Information on the annual Budget & Audits is available.

Other functions include:

  • Utility Billing and Collection
  • Property Tax Billing and Collection
  • Payroll
  • Accounts Payable
  • Prepare reports required by State and Federal Agencies
  • General Accounting for the Town

The finance staff provides assistance for citizens with utility billing and customer service. The office is located at the Pollock street entrance of Town Hall, 701 Front St.

Hours of operation are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday. For resident’s convenience, a box is located behind Town Hall for dropping off payments during and after hours.

The box is closed on cut-off day (refer to your bill for this date each month). Payments may also be made with a check, cash or credit cards in the office. Payment information is available on this page.

Some of the services require a fee. Fee Structure Schedule is available here.

You can reach Christi Wood, deputy finance director, at

Finance Staff Directory