Parking Information for the City of Beaufort | SC

On Street Parking Meters

On-street metered parking is available throughout Downtown Beaufort. The parking rate and the maximum period of parking varies according to location. Please refer to the diagram below.

As of January 1, 2016, Enforcement of all parking meters in downtown Beaufort will change to 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. to encourage locals to shop downtown in the morning. Click here for more info.

Parking Rates by Zone
Hourly Rate
Hourly Rate


$1.00 per hour

90 minutes max


$1.00 per hour

2-hour max


$1.00 or $.075 per hour (see meter)

4-hour max

Purple – Lots*

$1.00 per hour

8-hour max

Purple – Meters*

$0.50 per hour

8-hour max

*Note – Carteret St. offers rates of $1.00 and $0.50 per hour (depending on the block). First block from Bay St is $1.00 per hour, then $0.50 per hour thereafter.

Contact the SP+ Municipal Services at (843) 379-9330

Pay parking with your phone

Beaufort’s pay stations make paying for parking easy by phone.

Find a meter problem?

Report a meter issue to help Beaufort improve parking for everyone.

Need Monthly Parking?
The program is for Downtown Employees Only. Not available for the general public