The Beaufort County Sheriff's Office Emergency Management Division 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 BCSO Emergency Management Division 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 BCSO Emergency Management Division for road name approval. All multi-unit and multi-structure developments must submit the final site plan, for unit numbering, to the BCSO Emergency Management Division 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 BCSO Emergency Management Division and the Beaufort County GIS Department with final authority for road name validity and address placement residing with the BCSO Emergency Management Division. This data is stored in the Beaufort County GIS System.
For more information regarding E911 Addressing review the 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 firstname.lastname@example.org