The Blue Earth County Property and Environmental Resources Department warns residents of a recent scam where someone calls a home claiming to be the property department stating they will be in their area the next day. Those calls are not coming from Blue Earth County.
Residents can verify if the inspectors is a Blue Earth County staff in any of the following ways:
• Residents should receive a postcard from Blue Earth County about two weeks prior to their inspection.
• Inspectors will always identify themselves, have a County-issued photo identification and be wearing a County-issued vest.
• Inspectors will share contact information before leaving the property.
• Inspections typically happen during the hours of 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM.
If residents are unsure if an inspector is a Blue Earth County staff or would like further verification, they are encouraged to call 507-304-4251.