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 HPC is composed of seven Beaufort residents who serve three-year terms, who have a knowledge of and interest in historic preservation. The HPC is appointed by the Town Board of Commissioners, and their purpose is to promote the education, culture, and general welfare of the public through preservation and protection of historical buildings, places and areas; and to maintain such properties as examples of past architectural styles. To find out about the HPC's powers, duties, organization, etc. please see Section 23 of the Town's new Land Development Ordinance

Beaufort Town Commissioners designated about  a 12-block area of Town, including part of Taylor’s Creek, as a local historic district. Within the district there are specific standards for alterations and new construction to protect Beaufort’s architectural character. The Town has also designated landmarks outside the local historic district boundaries that are also of historic importance.

Under the HPC’s sponsorship,the Design Guidelines for the Beaufort Historic District and Landmarks was developed in 1994 (revised in 2007). The purpose of the Design Guidelines is to assist property owners and the HPC in the ongoing goal of historic preservation in the Town Property owners in the historic district are encouraged to purchase a copy of the guidelines at Town Hall and to familiarize themselves with its provisions.

The HPC reviews and regulates changes to the exterior appearance of buildings in the historic district, the historic setting, including streetscapes, landscaping, and the waterfront area, all new construction, relocations, and partial or whole demolitions and all signs in the historic district. The HPC also conducts surveys and studies of Beaufort’s historic architecture, recommends designation of additional historic districts and landmarks, and reviews applications for historic plaques to be placed on buildings in Beaufort. To obtain an application for a certificate of appropriateness or for minor works designation, please use this form.

The National Register of Historic Places Inventory - Nomination Form for the Town of Beaufort NC is available here.

                          2016 HPC Members

Member  Term 
Travis Masters, Chair Feb. 1, 2016-Jan. 31, 2019 
Wendy Davidson Feb. 1, 2016-Jan. 31, 2019
Vic Fasolino  April 12, 2016-Jan. 21, 2017
Robert Wilson Feb. 1, 2016-Jan. 31, 2019
Nancy Francis-Heckman    
Feb. 1, 2015-Jan. 31, 2018 
Heather Poling
Feb. 1, 2015-Jan. 31, 2018
Mamre Marsh Wilson   Feb. 1, 2014-Jan. 31, 2017


The HPC's meeting and submission calendar for 2017 is now available - click here to see it! 

Certificate of Appropriateness application