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.

How to Submit a Residential Site Plan


Residential or Commercial Development

What is a Site Plan, When do I need one and what is the process?
A site plan is a representation of a proposed development project. It is a birds-eye view which shows the location of all proposed and existing structures, streetscapes, parking lots, water and sewer facilities, landscaping, and any other conditions and improvements on the site to be developed. Site plans are needed for new commercial structures of more than 5,000 square feet, or a combination of an increase of 20 percent in an existing structure. 

The process for submitting a site plan is as follows: 

Submittal/Review Process:
The process begins when a completed application and site plan are submitted by the appropriate deadline. The application is checked for accuracy by various Town Departments and Town Staff. Once satisfied the plans are forwarded to the Planning Board for their consideration and recommendations.

Planning Board Process:
The site plan application is first heard by the Town Planning Board. The Planning Board makes a determination for approval or denial after hearing recommendations from the Town Staff. Town Staff will present information regarding how the proposed plan meets Town standards and ordinances as well as provide a recommendation to the board for approval or denial, and the reasons for such recommendation. 

Board of Commissioners Decision Process:
Once the Planning Board makes a determination, the site plan application proceeds to the Town Board of Commissioners who has final authority to approve or deny the proposal. The Board of Commissioners reviews the information provided by Town Staff, the applicant, and the determination of the Planning Board, then discusses the proposed project and renders a final decision.

Some of these services require a fee. The schedule can be found here.