The Town Manager Oversees and directs all administrative departments of the Town including Public Works, Police, Planning, Recreation and Administration.The Town Manager Oversees and directs all administrative departments of the Town including Public Works, Police, Planning, Recreation and Administration.
The Administration Department is responsible for the overall management of the Town's departments. The department handles the collection and efficient flow of information to the public, to other town departments and public and private agencies. It implements policies and direction set by the Town Council.
The Finance department provides the following services for the Town of Basalt:
- General ledger
- 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.
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||$1.69|
|31,501 - 80,325 Gallons||$2.33|
|80,326 - 111,600 Gallons||$4.77|
|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%.