Basalt Community Information

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    A Snapshot in Numbers

    Climate & Demographics

    Basalt residents enjoy an average high temperature in July of 80.6 degrees Fahrenheit and 242 sunny days a year. Basalt’s population is 3,875 with a median age of 41. The median household income for an average household size of 2.65 is $68,494. The average home purchase is about $645,000 and a one-bedroom apartment rents for $1,750 to $2,500.

    Basalt Town Council

    The Council typically meets the second and fourth Tuesday of each month.

    Helpful Numbers

    Eagle County Sheriff (non-emergency)(970) 328-7697
    Basalt Fire (non-emergency)(970) 704-0675
    Basalt Police (non-emergency)(970) 927-4316
    Pitkin County Sheriff (non-emergency)(970) 920-5300
    Basalt Town Hall(970) 927-4701
    Basalt Recreation Department(970) 927-8214
    Basalt Swimming Pool (summer only)(970) 927-4799
    Basalt Post Office(970) 927-3891
    Basalt Library(970) 927-4311
    National Forest Service (Ruedi Reservations)(877) 444-6777
    White River National Forest Sopris Ranger Station(970) 963-2266
    Basalt Shooting Range(970) 927-4517
    RFTA: Public Bus Service(970) 925-8484
    Basalt Chamber of Commerce(970) 927-4031

    Medical Care

    Aspen-Basalt After Hours Clinic(970) 544-1250
    Aspen Valley Hospital(970) 925-1120
    Valley View Hospital(970) 945-6535
    Midland Surgery & Imaging Center(970) 544-1360
    Valley Emergency Pet Care(970) 927-5066

    2016 Sales Tax Rates

    If your Business is in Pitkin County your 2016 Sales Tax Rates are:

    Town of Basalt3.0%
    State of Colorado2.9%

    Pitkin County charges a use tax of 0.5% on: motor vehicles and building materials.  A use tax is collected in lieu of a sales tax, in certain instances.  Contact the Pitkin County Treasurer's Office at (970) 920-5220 for more information.

    If your Business is in Eagle County your 2016 Sales Tax Rates are:

    Town of Basalt3.0%
    State of Colorado2.9%

    Eagle County charges no use tax and exempts certain items from sales tax: food for home consumption; machinery and machine tools; gas, electricity, etc. for residential use.  Contact the Eagle County Treasurer's Office at 800-225-6136 for more information.

    Lodging Tax
    The Town of Basalt has a 4% Lodging Tax.