Blue Earth County property owners experiencing financial hardship from the COVID-19 pandemic can be eligible to have the late fees waived on their property tax payments. The county’s board of commissioners took action to allow the waiving of late property tax payment fees until July 15th at its meeting Monday. First-half tax payments are due May 15th. County officials say property owners must apply to qualify for the late fees to be waived by filling out a form on the county website or by calling the Blue Earth County courthouse to have a form mailed to you. The county says the commissioners’ action provides flexibility for those dealing with the unanticipated financial impact of the pandemic.