The City of Beaufort - Town of Port Royal Metropolitan Planning Commission (MPC) is a six-member board. Two of the members are appointed by the City of Beaufort Council; two members are appointed by the Town of Port Royal Council; and two members are appointed by the Beaufort County Council. The MPC has the following powers and duties for the Town of Port Royal:
Prepare and periodically revise the comprehensive plan
Review and make recommendations on public projects
Review and make recommendations to the Town Council in regard to amendments to the text of The Port Royal Code
Review and make recommendations to the Town Council in regard to amendments to the Official Zoning Map
Review and approve preliminary subdivisions plats for Major Subdivisions.
Review and make recommendations concerning all annexations.