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Permits Issued

View the permits that have been issued by month, for the past year. 

B.E.S.T. Card


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.  Other testing facilities include the City of Aspen, Snowmass Village and the Town of Carbondale.

When testing becomes available it will be available for:

  • Commercial general contractor
  • Residential general contractor
  • Specialty licenses including:
    • Mechanical
    • Masonry
    • Concrete
    • Framing
    • Roofing

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.

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

Sustainable Building Regulations - Continuing Education Training Opportunities