Delaware County officials: Crews are out gathering info for reassessments

Mike DeNardo
February 15, 2019 - 6:04 pm

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RADNOR TOWNSHIP, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) -- Some Delaware County residents have been calling the cops to report suspicious people in their neighborhoods. It turns out they're gathering info for a countywide reassessment.

Radnor police reported getting several calls about suspicious people walking around houses.

The people were actually legitimate members of field crews measuring the outside of homes for a countywide reassessment. 

The crews work for Tyler Technologies, the firm hired by the county to gather information for the reassessment.

County Council chair John McBlain says the Tyler crews wear distinctive yellow vests, and carry county-issued ID cards. If they knock on your door, he says, it's just to let you know what they're doing.

"The data collectors that are out in the field will never ask to enter your home,” he said. “They will knock to let you know that they're there - on your door, but they will not go into your home."

Just to make residents feel more in the loop, Radnor Township posted a list of names, photos, and vehicle descriptions of the ten Tyler staffers who are doing the work.

McBlain says if residents have any questions about suspicious activity, it's better to be safe than sorry and he advises them to call 911.