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Vacation House Watch Registration

Purpose. Winthrop Harbor residents may register for the free Vacation House Watch program using this online form. The service is provided for a maximum of 30 days in a rolling 12-month period. The program is not available for properties that are vacant, for sale or otherwise unoccupied.

Requests are only processed during regular business hours (Monday - Friday from 9am - 5pm). Requests received after regular business hours will be processed the next business day. Please ensure your requests are submitted at least 48-hours in advance of your travel to ensure we receive and enter the request before you leave.

Please complete all required fields. If you have questions, please call the Police Department at 847-872-2131.

* Information is required.

Contact Information

* First Name:
* Last Name:
* Email:
* Daytime Phone: (
* Address:
* City:

* Enter the date and approximate time you will be leaving on vacation:
* Enter the date and approximate time you will return (for a maximum of 30-days in a 12-month period and/or from date leaving):
If there is a phone number you can be reached at in the event of an emergency, please list it here.
* Will lights be left on, or will you have lights set to come on with timers?

* Will drapes be closed?

* Will all windows be locked?

* Will the mail delivery be stopped?

* Will the newspaper delivery be stopped?

* Have neighbors been informed that you will be away?

* Will someone local have a key to your residence?

If someone local has a key, what is their name and phone number?
* Will there be any pets in the residence?

Please list all vehicles that will be present while you are away. List one per line and include vehicle year, make, model, color and license plate number.
* Does your residence have an alarm system?

Please list all people who are authorized to be inside your residence while you are away. List one per line, and include full name and date of birth.
* List one person who will be the emergency contact. Include their name, phone number and date of birth.
Please include any additional information you would like us to have.
* AGREEMENT: Enter your full name here as agreement to the statements below. (include middle initial) Thank you.
* Date of birth (requester):
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By submitting a request for the Vacation House Watch Program, you authorize the Winthrop Harbor Police Department to enter your residence while you are absent, in the event that a door or window is found to be open, or for any other circumstance as deemed necessary by an Officer conducting the house watch. You understand that the Police Department will conduct periodic house watch checks on your residence, at various times of the day and night, during the specified period. You further understand that the Police Department is not responsible for loss or damage to your residence, vehicles or personal property due to burglaries and/or other events which may occur during your absence. You also understand that during winter months your sidewalks must be shoveled (by others) or the house watch checks may not be conducted.

You understand that you must call the Police Department at 847-872-2131 when you return to your residence.


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