Basalt Building Community,

Due to the volume of office work required to support the amount of building going on in Basalt these days we are having to claim/designate two weekdays as “no field work days”. As of May 2022, the Basalt Building Department will no longer be doing inspections or site visits on Mondays and Fridays.
Code Amendments

The 2022 SBR Amendment are in effect as of October 20th, 2022. This amendment will require buildings to be "electric-ready" and on-site renewables for new construction or large remodels.

A summary of changes can be found in the document below:
SBR 2022 Amendment_Summary of Changes

SBR 2022 Amendment_Project Requirements Flow Chart
 The full SBR Ordinance can be found here:
SBR 2022 Amendment_Section 18-23 Ordinance

The link below includes a list of regarding the proposed Code amendments and Responses provided by Town Staff.  This document will be updated as necessary.

 Effective (Thursday, September 17, 2020) New Ordinance for Fire Protection – Click link below

Ordinance No. 16 Series of 2020 - Passed Amendments to Chapter 18 & Others

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 and the Town of Silt.

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