Another valuable public service offered by the Lake County Sheriff’s Office and provided by Sheriff’s Volunteers is the Vacation Check Program. Subject to accessibility, residents in unincorporated Lake County may request checks of their homes while they are away on vacation, business, or attending to family matters. In your absence, the Lake County Sheriff Volunteers will provide periodic security checks of your property.
Vacation checks entail a visual check of structures and property, ensuring vehicles, gates, lighting, and the general security of the home is intact. Whenever a vacation check reveals something suspicious or otherwise out of place, volunteers are trained to back out of the immediate area and request a patrol deputy be dispatched for further investigation.
There is no cost associated with requesting a vacation check, and the requester needs only complete a basic form describing the duration of the check description and access to the property, vehicles, alarms, pets, and anyone authorized to be on the property or acting as an agent for the owner.
*** When requesting a vacation check, the request must be made a minimum of three weeks in advance and cannot exceed thirty (30) days.
Anyone interested in requesting a vacation check for their home may submit an online request (fillable form below) or contact the Sheriff’s Main Office in Lakeport at (707) 262-4200, Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm.