Public Works Operational Changes Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Beaufort County Public Works is operating according to a phased reopening plan.

Beginning June 1:
  • No public access to buildings
Beginning June 15:
  • Buildings open to public with controlled access
  • All visitors required to wear masks and gloves

Public Works

The Department of Public Works has the responsibility for a wide variety of programs and activities related to Roads and Drainage, Solid Waste and Recycling, Litter Removal programs, Adopt-A-Highway program, Stormwater, and Water Recreational accesses.  Public Works is also the contract liaison for First Vehicle Services, Inc. regarding Central Garage and Fuel Management.

Beaufort County Public Works has two locations, serving areas north and south of the Broad River. 

Department of Public Works (North)
120 Shanklin Road
Beaufort, South Carolina  29906
Phone:  (843)255-2800
Fax:  (843)255-9435

Department of Public Works (South)
9 Benton Field Road
Bluffton, South Carolina  29910
Phone:  (843) 255-2821
Fax:  (843) 255-9479

 Hours of Operation:  7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. M-F

Mission Statements

  • To enhance the public safety, public health and the efficiency of Beaufort County,
  • to maintain and improve the infrastructure of Beaufort County Government to include road, drainage networks, and boat landings,
  • to assist other departments, as needed, to maintain and improve the real property of Beaufort County Government to include facilities, grounds, parks and boat landings,
  • to manage the Solid Waste stream within the County and promote cost-effective recycling,
  • to manage and support beautification efforts, and
  • to oversee and coordinate contractors operating central garage and fueling sites to support Beaufort County and other subscriber vehicle fleets.

Work Ethic Value Statement

  • First... Is it safe for the Public and our Employees?
  • Second... Does it produce a quality product or service?
  • Third... Does it maximize efficiency and productivity?
  • Fourth... Does it enhance the image of Beaufort County Government?