Town of Basalt Seeks Chief Building Official

The Town of Basalt, Colorado invites interested applicants to apply for the position of Chief Building Official. This position reports to the Town Manager and the Planning Director, and is an integral part of the Town’s community development team. The successful candidate must possess a team-oriented, collaborative working style, and excellent knowledge of the building and development field. The position is responsible for all aspects of the building review process including plan review and inspection. Minimum requirements for this position include a Bachelor’s degree (BA/BS) in a construction related field from a four-year accredited college or university or equivalent combination of education and related experience. In addition, the successful candidate must have a valid Colorado driver’s license, and ICC certifications (Building Official; Plans Examiner – Residential and Commercial; and Building Inspector – Residential and Commercial) are required within six months of hire. Experience with building permitting software preferred. Salary range: $76,000 - $110,000 with salary commensurate with experience. 

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and completed employment application to  Position is open until filled.

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Permits Issued

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


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

To view codes online, the International Code Council has posted several editions of all the codes they publish at 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

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