If you are going to be away from your home for longer than 7 days the Sheriff’s Office offers a free house check service. Our officers complete on average 1,100 house checks each year. Although we cannot guarantee when your property will be checked officers will make every attempt to the check your property while on patrol.
We require the House Check Form (Below) to be completed and returned to our office. The information you provide will be used to identify vehicles left at the residence, what lights you left on, and emergency contacts for you and a key holder in the area. PRINTABLE FORM: ONLINE FORM:
What Happens During the Check
During a security check an officer will walk the building perimeters, check doors and windows. Each check will be logged in our computer system for reference. If an officer believes there is a problem the key holder will be contacted immediately. If the key holder cannot be reached we will attempt to contact the property owner.