E911 Addressing

The Beaufort County Emergency Management Department is responsible for assigning uniform and proper street names and addresses in all the unincorporated areas of the county. Street names for incorporated municipal areas are also pre-approved by the Beaufort County Emergency Management Department to avoid street name duplication.


These standards are adopted to maintain efficient emergency response service by the Beaufort County Emergency Communications/911 Dispatch Center. Numbering systems and standards for the municipal jurisdictions of the City of Beaufort, the Town of Port Royal, the Town of Bluffton, and the Town of Hilton Head have been established and are maintained by each jurisdiction.

All land subdivisions that create a new road or road section in any jurisdiction within the county must submit preliminary and final plats, prior to recording, to the Beaufort County Emergency Management Department for road name approval. All multi-unit and multi-structure developments must submit the final site plan, for unit numbering, to the Beaufort County Emergency Department prior to recording. All individual new structures on existing roads must apply for a 911 address prior to building/structure placement.

The Official Road Name and Structure Numbering Map are maintained jointly by the Beaufort County Emergency Management Department and the Beaufort County GIS Department with final authority for road name validity and address placement residing with the Beaufort County Emergency Management Department. This data is stored in the Beaufort County GIS System. The link below is to assist citizens with additional information regarding E911 Addressing:

E911 Addressing Brochure

Point of Contact for E911 Addressing for Beaufort County or questions concerning Beaufort County's Addressing requirements can be addressed to our E911 Data Manager, Nichole Breton at 843-255-4017 or email nbreton@bcgov.net