Update - Construction during COVID – 19
Construction rules vary depending on whether the site is in Pitkin County or Eagle County. Please read below.
Construction Projects in Pitkin County - which require a building permit
Pitkin County Public Health Officials are lifting the construction ban as early as Monday April 27th. A contractor desiring to do work must submit a Specific Site Safety Plan for that construction to the Basalt Building Official and that Plan must be approved by the Basalt Building Official before construction starts. Contractors are welcome to submit a COVID-19 Site Safety Plan beginning on Thursday, April 23rd. During construction the contractor must submit a Daily Log. Daily logs can be submitted by clicking on the button below.
Please review the Site Safety Plan Requirements. You may submit your plans beginning Thursday, April 23.
Construction Projects in Eagle County - Including Landscaping and Maintenance Construction Projects in Eagle County must follow the more restrictive of the COVID-19 public health orders of the State of Colorado, Eagle County or the Town of Basalt. The contractor must comply with a site safety plan which includes at a minimum: a plan for social distancing on the construction site, posting of COVID-19 regulations on the site, hand washing stations and carpooling policies. Eagle County has provided this form to help businesses prepare Site Safety Plan.
Codes and Loads (Design Info)
2015 Codes Info
- 2015 I-code adoptions and amendments
- 2009 to 2015 IRC Significant Changes Summary
- 2009 to 2015 IBC Significant Changes Summary
- 2009 to 2015 IECC Commercial Significant Changes Summary
- 2009 to 2015 IECC Residential Significant Changes Summary
- 2009 IBC Chptr 34 vs. 2015 IEBC significant changes
- 2009 to 2015 IFC Significant Changes
- 2009 to 2015 IFGC Significant Changes Summary
- 2009 to 2015 IMC Significant Changes Summary
- 2009 to 2015 IPC Significant Changes Summary
View the permits that have been issued by month, for the past year.
- April 2020 Permits
- March 2020 Permits
- February 2020 Permits
- January 2020 Permits
- December 2019 Permits
- November 2019 Permits
- Octobers 2019 Permits
- September 2019 Permits
- August 2019 Permits
- July 2019 Permits
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.
When testing becomes available it will be available for:
- Commercial general contractor
- Residential general contractor
- Specialty licenses including:
When testing 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.
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.