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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 Environmental Service Department (BECES). Information on sealed wells can be obtained by calling BECES.
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.
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.