Building

Town of Basalt Hires Chief Building Official

The Town of Basalt has hired Rick Fout as Basalt's Building Official.  Rick will start on Wednesday, May 22nd.  Rick was previously the Building Official for the City of Glenwood Springs.  

Bruce Stolbach will also be helping the Town  in Building related matters.  Thank you for your patience during this transition, and look for better service in the near future!

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Permits Issued

View the permits that have been issued by month, for the past year.  Demonstrate your code proficiency/competence!  

B.E.S.T. TESTING IS CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE IN BASALT.  

Demonstrate your code proficiency/competence! The B.E.S.T. program (Board of Examiners for Standardized Testing) was established in 1994. It is an intergovernmental reciprocity agreement started by local jurisdictions in the Roaring Fork Valley, which has since expanded to include the I-70 corridor, west to Rifle. The program eliminates the need for a contractor license candidate to test in each jurisdiction to qualify for a license. A B.E.S.T. cardholder need only present the card to demonstrate code comprehension. It is not a license.

B.E.S.T. testing is Currently Unavailable in Basalt.  When testing becomes available it will be available for:

  • Commercial general contractor
  • Residential general contractor
  • Specialty licenses including:
    • Mechanical
    • Masonry
    • Concrete
    • Framing
    • Roofing

B.E.S.T. Testing is Currently Unavailable in Basalt.  When it becomes available, you may test for a B.E.S.T. card - new or renewal - at Basalt Town Hall, located at 101 Midland Avenue. Please call 970-927-4702, at least 1 day prior to testing, to schedule a test for any business day (Monday - Friday), between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., The cost is $25. The test is open book. Code books - currently 2015 editions - available for testing are limited.

Code Books
You may order code books through the building department. The Town purchases your order at ICC member rates and passes the savings on to you. It takes about a week for delivery. Payment (including postage) is due when the order is picked up. Call 970-927-4702 to place an order. Browse the ICC bookstore at http://shop.iccsafe.org/.

To view codes online, the International Code Council has posted several editions of all the codes they publish at https://codes.iccsafe.org/public/collections/I-Codes. The site is designed to allow you to view the International Codes for free. You are limited in your abilities to search and print, however all sections of the codes are available for you.

Additional Information

Sustainable Building Regulations - Continuing Education Training Opportunities