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A permit is required for most work / improvements (excluding some interior remodeling including painting, doors, papering, tiling, carpeting, cabinets, counter tops, and similar finish work).
A homeowner who owns his own home and lives there and is performing work himself may be issued a permit. See "Homeowner as Builder / Contractor" Form under Forms and Documents.
Any individual performing work on someone else's property is considered a contractor and is required to have the items listed under Building Permit Requirements for Contractors above.
Any owner or contractor constructing a new building or making alternations to existing buildings
The Building Permit Application Form can be found in the Forms and Documents section of this website or by visiting Port Royal Town Hall during business hours and requesting an Building Permit Application Form.
It depends on the cost of construction. See the Fee Schedule in the Building Codes Packet under Forms and Documents. If you need help calculating your fees please contact the Permit Administrator.
Building permits are valid for 6 months
It depends on a number of factors, scope of project,
Generally for interior work, for example painting, no permit is needed. However, is good practice to check with the Town's Building Official before attempting to do the work yourself for your safety and others. Electrical or gas related updates to your home may require a permit.
Call the Building Official to register your complaint
Anyone who owns a business located in the Town of Port Royal or anyone performing a service within the Town boundaries including owners of Short Term Rentals (STR).
Port Royal Business Licenses must be renewed each year
It depends on the rate and NAICS classification. To determine your rate and NAICS classification, contact Town of Port Royal Business License Administrator.
Yes. Any apartment, single family home, condo or townhouse used as a Short Term Rental must have a valid Port Royal Business License and pay Accommodation Taxes each month at Town Hall.
Yes. Any non-resident business (not physically located in Port Royal) must have a current, valid business license if they are performing a service on property or for another business in Port Royal.
For example a contractor or subcontractor renovating a home in the Town of Port Royal must have a current valid business license with the Town of Port Royal.
It depends on the rate and classification.
Town Hall 700 Paris Avenue, Port Royal, SC
Sessions are held every other week on Tuesday and Thursday at 4:00 PM.
You can pick up a copy of an incident report or accident report by stopping by the Port Royal Police Department:1748 Paris AvenuePort Royal, SC 29935
HoursMonday through Friday9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
There is a $5 charge per copy (cash or money order only); victims may obtain police reports at no charge. Please allow 2 to 3 days to process your report.
You can pay online at Port Royal Police Department Pay Ticket or you can mail your fine amount to the following address:P.O. Drawer 9Port Royal, SC 29935
You can also pay in person at the Port Royal Town Hall:700 Paris AvenuePort Royal, SC 29935
Call Clerk of Court Tracy Haddock at 843-986-2229 for additional information.
Port Royal Municipal Court is held in the Yvonne Butler Council Chambers located inside the Town Hall:700 Paris AvenuePort Royal, SC 29935
The time and date of your court appointment should be written on the charging document or ticket.
If it is an Emergency Dial 911 and officers will be immediately dispatched to your location. For non-emergency assistance you can call Beaufort County Dispatch at 843-524-2777 and they will dispatch an officer to you or you can stop by the Port Royal Police Department weekdays between 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
We provide fingerprinting services at the Port Royal Police Department on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 9 AM to 5 PM. You must have photo identification and there is a $5 charge if you do not have your own finger print cards.
We provide local jurisdictional background checks only. You must have photo identification and there is a $5 charge. For a more complete back ground check visit the We provide local jurisdictional background checks only. You must have photo identification and there is a $5 charge. For a more complete back ground check visit the South Carolina Law Enforcement Divisions (S.L.E.D.) website.
To participate in our Citizen Ride Along program you must fill out a Ride Along Request form and bring it by the Police Department weekdays between 9 AM - 5 PM for completion. Following a clear back ground check you will be scheduled for a ride along with one of our Patrol Officers. If you are interested in volunteering your time to help our Police Department you can stop by on weekdays between 9 AM to 5 PM or call 843-986-2220 for more information.
Bulk items includes Appliances (white goods), Furniture, Mattresses, etc. Bulk Items are NOT Hazardous materials, wet paint in paint cans or buckets.
Beaufort County Convenience Centers will take Hazardous Materials and Paint Cans with wet paint and other items as well.
Call Beaufort County 843-255-2736 to check days of the week each site is open and hours of operation.
Convenience Centers are located: