Here's an interesting one, the Department of Revenue (Montana) shows up on your property. They seem nice, and they want to measure your house / walk around in it etc. It's still under construction. This happens several times when I'm not around and I hear from my contractors; "some guy is here measuring, should we make him leave?"
I validated the individual. He is from the state department of revenue. I'm not trying to avoid taxes, but I guess I would have expected the typical process to be a bit different. When I called and asked, they claimed that because there are no building codes in my area, and thus no filing of permits etc., they have field agents who simply drive around and check out material changes. I let them know it is private property and they blatantly stated they would enter without my permission, anytime they see something of note. Now, I live where I live for a reason: Privacy being a very big chunk of the reasoning.
My question: I realize this might be state constitution specific, but can I deny entry to the State Revenue Department? Mainly, I would prefer that they work a time out. I can even send them building plans and pictures. However, being told that they have unfettered access and rights to my private property seems insane. When this individual was here last, there were crews working over-head setting trusses. I cannot guarantee their safety and I see no reason I should have to.
Is this just one of the many areas where our property rights no longer apply and we have zero expectation of privacy?