Stormwater Management Department

Information (843)255-2802
Manager (843)255-2805
Business Bills (843)255-2804
Easements (843)255-2807
Maintenance (843)255-2802

Business Hours

Stormwater Management

7:30 - 4:00 p.m.  (Mon. - Fri.) 

Stormwater Maintenance / Infrastructure

6:30 A.M. - 5:00 p.m. (Mon. - Thurs.)

Click "What's New" for the latest updates on the Stormwater Website.

Click for new Stormwater/GIS Drainage Map

Beaufort County Residents,

Beaufort County has passed the On-Lot Volume Controls on June 13, 2011. This requires On-Lot Volume Control when constructing new homes in communities that do not meet current community wide runoff volume control requirements. Click here to utilize the SW On-Lot Volume Control Program that will help you comply with the requirements. If you encounter problems or have questions please email us at

Vision Statement

Efficient Utility Addressing the Stormwater Needs of the County, while Protecting its Water Resources.

Mission Statement

Dedicated to the management, construction, maintenance, protections, control, regulation, use, and enhancement of stormwater systems and programs in Beaufort County in concert with other water resource management programs.

Utility Activities

The Utility was established by County Ordinance and its activities are guided by a Comprehensive Master Plan completed in 2006 and by a Stormwater Management Utility Board.

Extent of Service (EOS) and Level of Service (LOS) for maintenance activities are guided by the following documents:

Extent of Service (EOS)
Level of Service (LOS)
The Master Plan identifies nine program elements that are to be addressed by the utility.  They are:

Stormwater Control Regulations
Primary Stormwater Management System Enhancements
Water Quality Controls for Existing Developments
Water Quality Monitoring
Annual Maintenance
Inventory of Secondary Stormwater Management System
Additional/ On-going Study and Analysis
Public Information
Utility Administration

Requirements concerning Stormwater Systems are found in the Counties Zoning and Development Standards Ordinance and the design criteria found in our Best Management Practices Manual.

The Utility partners with four Municipalities in the County through inter local agreements linked below.  Drainage efforts within these municipalities are supported through fees collected by the County. 95% of the fees that are collected within a municipality's jurisdiction, is then distributed back to the municipality.  If you have a drainage concern in the Town of Hilton Head Island, the Town of Bluffton, the Town of Port Royal, or the City of Beaufort please contact the towns/city.  They will coordinate with the Utility if we can be of support.

Municipality Contacts

Municipality Contact Email Address
City of Beaufort

Jamie Daniels

(843) 525-4101

Cora Lee Shoemaker

(843) 525-6962

Town of Bluffton

Kimberly Jones

(843) 706-4593
Town of Hilton Head Island
 Bryan McIlwee 

(843) 341-4775

Town of Port Royal Jeff Coppinger

(843) 986-2215


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