Beaufort, SC, The Beaufort Code
Updated July 2018
By: City of Beaufort
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The city's zoning code permits one internal or attached and two detached accessory dwelling units (ADUs) by right in most zoning districts (§3.11.2). Use-specific standards address infrastructure, placement, frontage type, maximum bedrooms, unit size, compatibility with primary structure, parking, and timing (§4.5.3).
Internal and attached ADUs also address minimum and maximum unit size (§3.11.2.D).
The city's planning code authorizes reimbursement of property taxes associated with a new ADU for up to three years (§5-2026).
The city’s zoning code includes mapped mandatory form-based districts (§§2.3.1 -2.3.2). It includes six transect zones (districts) all with different permissible land uses, form standards, building frontage types, façade design standards, parking standards, and landscaping standards.
2010 Population: 12,361
2010 Population Density: 447.86/square mile