Blue Earth County recently launched a new interactive public access tool that allows users to view property, tax and GIS data from any web-based device. It is available via the County website at www.blueearthcountymn.gov under the Property & Taxes tab on the homepage. Beacon is a user friendly web portal that blends searching, reporting and mapping to provide one-site access to property characteristics, valuation and tax information along with maps and photographs. The system allows users to search properties by address, map or other specific criteria. Once a property is located, users will find information related to the parcel such as assessment, valuation and tax information. Users can also pay property taxes directly from the site and utilize the system for a number of other search options. The public can access the free system anytime or anywhere through internet access. For more information visit www.blueearthcountymn.gov or contact Taxpayer Services at (507) 304-4251 with questions.