Copies of incident reports filed with the Beaufort County Sheriff's Office can be obtained for a fee in accordance with Beaufort County Ordinance Sec. 2-435. (See excerpt below.) :

Sec. 2-435. Copies of official records.

(a)    Service charges.   The following uniform service charges are established for the provision of supplying copies of official records requested by private organizations and individual citizens; county departments, other public and governmental agencies are excluded from paying these fees: 

(1)   Simple copy of a record:

  1. First page . . . $ 1.00
  2. Each additional page . . . 0.25

The entire ordinance code for Section 2-435 can be viewed at .

How to Request Report Copies:

  1. Report copies can be obtained by coming directly to our Records Office located at either of the following locations:

2001 Duke Street
Beaufort, SC 29902

58 Shelter Cove Lane
Hilton Head, SC 29928
  1. Report copies can also be obtained by downloading and completing a Freedom of Information Request Form and submitting it via email to

    Upon receipt of your request, we will send confirmation of receipt along with notification of the total fee charged for the requested copy(s).

    Payment must be mailed (MONEY ORDERS and CERTIFIED CHECKS only) along with a copy of the confirmation and a self-addressed stamped envelope to:

  2. Beaufort County Sheriff's Office
    P.O. Box 1758
    Beaufort , SC 29901

    The requested copy(s) will be forwarded upon receipt of payment.