Beaufort County Operations

Beaufort County Buildings Are Closed to the Public

Beaufort County Government leaders remain concerned about the health and well-being of our residents and staff as we continue to encounter a rapid rise in COVID-19 infections locally.

Due to the current rate of exposure, all County buildings will again be closed to the public starting at 8 a.m. Friday, July 17, until further notice.

County operations will continue as they had prior to reopening in June, with limited staff who will conduct internal and external business by telephone or email as much as possible.

All Convenience Centers will remain open according to their normal operating schedules for now.

Operations at the Hilton Head Island Airport and Beaufort County Airport will remain available. Travelers should contact their airline carrier for questions about flight schedules. Information on the operating status of the nation’s major airports can be found at Inquiries regarding flight information at Hilton Head Island Airport should be directed to American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, or United.

Emergency and public safety services remain available as usual. 

County officials remind residents there are convenient ways to conduct business with the County during this public health crisis. Many services by the Assessor, Auditor, Business License, Planning and Zoning, Treasurer, and other County offices are accessible online, by phone, fax, or through the mail. 

Also, there are bins outside of the County Administration Building (Robert Smalls Complex, 100 Ribaut Road, Beaufort) for citizens to drop off and pick up paperwork such as business license applications, permit applications, and plans for review.  The County will invoice for any associated fees for submission that normally require immediate payment. Please do not deposit cash or checks in these bins, which will be monitored and emptied daily so that all paperwork can be processed accordingly.