Information on in-use wells can be obtained from the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) Minnesota Well Index or by calling the Blue Earth County Property & Environmental Resources Department (BECPER) - Property & Land Division / Wells & Septics (507-304-4381). Information on sealed wells can also be obtained by calling BECPER.
Additionally, a property owner may obtain well information from a local well contractor. Look for a contractor sticker on the well control panel or pressure tank. If there is no sticker then call the nearest well contractor since they usually work a specific area around where their business is located. Information on the location of wells on a property may be obtained from the state’s well disclosure database or other county or city resources like building or zoning permits, septic system permits, etc.
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When property changes ownership, the seller of the property is required to disclose to the buyer, the presence and status of ALL (in-use, not-in-use, or properly sealed) water wells located on the property. If the well status has not changed since the last well disclosure was filed, a new disclosure is not required. If the property has never had a well located on it, a well disclosure is not required. Well disclosure requirements started November 1, 1990 - so property transactions prior to that date will not have previously filed well disclosures.