Away from Home Check

Going out of town? The Sheriff’s Office can help keep an eye on your home while you’re away.

Page updated on Jun 10, 2021 at 3:26 PM

Away From Home CheckAs a public service to residents, the Sheriff’s Office is now offering checks by deputies at the homes of people who are out of town. Residents may request the on-site checks by submitting an online form. Requests must be made at least a week before the resident will be away.

The “Away from Home Check” includes a visual survey of the home and outbuildings by a deputy while the resident is away. Depending on accessibility, it will likely include a physical check of doors and some windows. The entrance to the home must be directly accessible from the street level.

Please submit the online form to request a check and expect a response within two business days. If you have questions, please contact Director David Nye at or 703.746.5169.