Residential Vacation Checks

Residential vacation checks

Headed on an extended vacation and worried about the safety of your home? To help ease those worries, you may request a vacation check at your residence by submitting a Residential Vacation Check Form online. If approved, Happy Valley’s Community Service Officers will patrol, when available, the perimeter of your residence to investigate if there have been any signs of a crime or entry. They will check to ensure doors and windows are closed and locked, and that there are no visible signs of entry.  In the event of an emergency or issue at the home, you (or a local emergency contact as indicated on the form) would be contacted regarding the nature of the issue.

This service is designed to give you peace of mind while you travel. Only City of Happy Valley residents may request this service (3 week maximum; 72 hour notice).

Pro tips before heading out on any extended vacation
1. Temporarily suspend your mail, paper, and any automatic deliveries.
2. Let a trusted neighbor know where you will be, how long you’ll be gone, and how to contact you in case of an emergency.
4. Leave a light on and program a radio or television on a timer to make it look like someone is home.
5. Lock your doors and windows.
6. Ask a neighbor to put away any trash receptacles, so they aren’t left at the curb.