Keeping your home safe while you're away on vacation can be a concern.
Be sure to make arrangements for your mail and newspaper, or stop their delivery until you return. Setting your lights on timers and leaving a vehicle in the driveway can also be good ways to ward
off burglars and other criminal activity.
For added peace of mind while you're gone, the Ferguson Township Police Department can check on your home while you're away. When you complete the form below, please be aware of these guidelines:
Vacation Home Registration Guidelines:
The purpose of the Vacation Home Registration is to provide emergency contact information for the police department:
- in the event police are called to the home for an emergency or suspicious activity while the owner or resident is out of town, and
- when no other person(s) will be present in the residence. Time permitting, police may drive by the residence and on occasion, may walk around the property to check for signs of a break-in; however, residents should not construe this as a guarantee of the safety and security of their property in any way.
Residents should include contact information for a local key holder in the event the interior of the home would need to be checked. The information should be provided at least three (3) days in advance of departure. Requests made during non-business hours will not be processed until the next business day. All contact information provided will be safeguarded.
There is no additional charge for this service.
Checks should generally not be submitted on homes unoccupied for 72 hours or less, that are being offered for sale by a realtor, or where a person has been engaged to live or work in the home while the owner is absent.
By submitting this form, I understand and acknowledge that a request for a house check pursuant to this program does not guarantee the safety or security of my property. I further acknowledge that neither Ferguson Township nor the Ferguson Township Police Department assume any liability for loss or damage to my property pursuant to this vacation home registration service.