Basalt is a quaint mountain community located at the confluence of two Gold medal trout streams, the Fryingpan and the Roaring Fork Rivers. We are a vibrant and diverse community offering a wealth of recreational opportunities both in Basalt and in the surrounding communities of Aspen, Snowmass Village, and Glenwood Springs.

Rich in history, Basalt maintains a small town feel while offering a wide variety of restaurants and unique shopping.



Our Town Planning Public Meetings-Parks and Pedestrian Connections, What Would You Like to See

Two more opportunities to participate on Thrusday, April 24th from 6:00 - 7:30 pm and Friday, April 25th from 9:00 to 10:30 am at Basalt Town Hall, 101 Midland Ave. Visit www.OurTownPlanning.org for more information.

E-Waste Extravaganza Day - Saturday, April 26

Basalt will host a safe way for you to dispose of your electronic waste. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Basalt Midland Arboretum. Click here for more information. En Espanol.


Vendor Applications For the Basalt Sunday Market Are Available Click Here.

2014 Basalt Sunday Market begins Sunday June 14 and Runs through Sunday, September 28


Roaring Fork River Improvements Project

The Town Council has awarded the construction contract to the low bidder, American Civil Constructors, in the amount of approximately $2.7 million.  The Council has authorized American Civil to proceed with Phase 1 of the construction, which has a value of approximately $735,000.  Phase 1 construction will occur from late October through the end of December, 2013.  The schedule for Phase 2 of the construction will depend on the outcome of the November 5th bond election.

Further information on the project can be found by selecting Plan Sets and Other Documents at www.FixTheFork.org.  Questions about the project construction can be directed to Town Engineer Larry Thompson

411 on Bears - Information on co-existing peacefully with Bears in the valley. Here is a list of Bear resistant containers.

Water Conservation

A dry winter across Colorado has led to low snowpack, and mountain streamflows are expected to be well below normal. Prolonged dryness may lead to a more severe drought declaration with strict water enforcements .

Please be responsible and conserve water. Now more than ever, we ask customers to use only what they need. Click here to learn more about how you can conserve water in your home.

NWCCOG Weatherization Program

Home Energy Improvement Funds Available Free of Charge. Click here for more information

Building Department adopts sustainable building regulations! Click here to learn more!

Information from Town of Basalt Planning

Recycling Guidelines for Pitkin County Resource Recovery

If you are confused about recycling and want to learn more here is a comprehensive outline of what and how you can maximize your recycling efforts.

Basalt Business/Sales Tax Licenses

You may now download a Business/Sales Tax License Application form for a new or renewal of a Basalt

Business and Sales Tax License for 2014. Please read the instructions carefully.

Automatic Utility Payment Plan

Town of Basalt Complete Streets Design Manual

The Town has openings on the following board:

To apply, please email Susan Philp at susanp@basalt.net , send or bring a letter to Susan Philp, Basalt Planning Director, Basalt Town Hall, 101 Midland Avenue, Basalt, CO 81621.  

Please include your name; residence, mailing and email address; home and work phone numbers; how long you have lived in Town; and why you are interested and what you feel you would bring to the board.

The town is taking applications until the position is filled. Please contact Susan if you have any questions.

Town of Basalt Employment Application


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