The Town of Carbondale requires that the contractor on a permitted project is required to be licensed with the Town. Each contractor must also have a valid B.E.S.T. card unless the contractor falls under the exempt category.


Please return the completed license application along with all required information and fees to the Town’s Building Department located in Town Hall.

Town of Carbondale
Building Department
511 Colorado Ave
Carbondale, CO 81632
(970) 963-2733

The application must be accompanied by:

  • Copy of a valid B.E.S.T. Card
  • A B.E.S.T. Card is not required if you are a state licensed plumber. A copy of your state license is required.
  • ICC Contractor Certification is a qualifying contractor's examination.
  • Some specialty licenses may be exempt from B.E.S.T. Card requirements.
  • Certificate of Contractor’s Liability Insurance
  • Certificate of Worker’s Compensation Insurance
  • If the Contractor has no employees, a Waiver of Workman's Compensation Insurance must be signed.
  • The appropriate fee for the class of license the applicant wishes to obtain

The license is valid for one year from the date of issuance. The Contractor is required to notify the Building Department of any change of mailing address or telephone number.

B.E.S.T. Card Testing
The Town is not proctoring the BEST test currently, we cannot predict when testing will continue, but will make every effort when it is possible.  We are very sorry for any inconvenience.