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.

Effective with the 2014 Tax Year, the Town of Beaufort contracted Carteret County to bill and collect real and personal property taxes.

Contact information for Carteret County is Lori D. Tupper, Billing & Collection Manager, 302 Courthouse Square, Beaufort, NC  28516, 252-728-8598, 252-728-8588 fax, or Call Collections  252-728-8525. Tax Information and payments online:

Unpaid Prior Taxes for the tax years 2004 through 2013 will continue to be collected by the Town of Beaufort at Town Hall.

Contact Christi Wood, Deputy Finance Officer,  701 Front St, Beaufort, NC  28516, 252-728-2141, fax 252-728-3982 or email for more details. 

Pay online at or call 1-800-272-9829 at prompt, select Local Payments enter Jurisdiction Code 4394. You will need to know your ID number.  There is a $3.95 charge if you use your debit card or 3 percent of tax amount with credit card.  After authorization of your payment, you will be given a confirmation number that you should keep for their records.