Vacation House Checks

Vacation house checks are offered to Arcata City residents free of charge. Trained volunteers will perform a thorough inspection of your property while you are away. They act as an extra set of "eyes and ears" on patrol to decrease property crimes and improve neighborhood safety.

House checks include:
  • Perimeter check
  • Physical and/or visual check of all doors and windows
  • Verification of vehicles left on the property
  • Verification of any people found on the property
Service is provided to vacationers who are gone a minimum of 3 days and a maximum of 30 days. Vacant properties are not eligible for vacation checks.


To request a Vacation House Check, fill out an application and submit it online. Applications can also be picked up at the Police Department.

For questions regarding this service, please contact us at 707-822-2428.

Please submit your Vacation House Check request at least 72 hrs prior to your departure.