The Finance department provides the following services for the Town of Basalt:

  • General ledger
  • Payroll
  • Accounts payable
  • Accounts receivable
  • Utility billing for our water department

The Finance department also serves as backup for the Building department. For questions, please contact the Finance Department at 970-927-9851.

Water Rates

The following rate table reflects the recommendations made to and adopted by the Basalt Town Council in the January 1, 2014. The base rate of $55 per quarter per EQR is paid in advance. The consumption charges are paid in arrears.

Water Usage
Rate Per 1000 Gallons
0 - 31,500 Gallons
31,501 - 80,325 Gallons $2.33
80,326 - 111,600 Gallons
111,601 and over Gallons $5.83

Sales & Lodging Taxes 

Sales tax is a very important source of revenue for the Town of Basalt currently comprising over 70% of the general fund revenues. A business is required to collect the town's sales tax when it sells retail tangible personal property inside town limits. The town's sales tax rate is 3%; lodging tax is 4%.