Registering for a vacation house check

VIPS Vacation House Checks

SUSPENDED: Our Vacation House Check service is currently suspended due to COVID19. Our volunteers look forward to providing this service soon. 

Our Volunteers in Public Safety (VIPS) check on houses in the city limits of Lynnwood registered for vacation house checks. The VIPS are trained on the police radio to call an officer if they hear or see anything suspicious.

Online

Step 1.Address Verification

Please verify that your home is located within the City of Lynnwood. Here's where you can verify your address Do I Live In Lynnwood Map

Step 2.Online Registration

Please take a moment to register with us using the online form!

THIS SERVICE IS CURRENTLY NOT AVAILABLE

Step 3.House Checks

Once we received your house check registration form, your home will be added to our regular house check list on the days that you will be away.

Please refer to our Getting Ready For House Check Service list below to find out how to prepare your home for our house check service.

Step 4.Returning Home

When you return home simply contact the Crime Prevention Office at 425-670-5635 to let us know.

Mail

Step 1.Address Verification

Please verify that your home is located within the City of Lynnwood. Here's where you can verify your address Do I Live In Lynnwood Map

Step 2.Mail in Registration

Please print out the house check registration form and fill it out. You can mail it to the Lynnwood Police Department using the address below:

THIS SERVICE IS CURRENTLY NOT AVAILABLE

19321 44th Ave W Lynnwood, WA 98036

Step 3.House Checks

Once we received  your house check registration form, your home will be added to our regular house check list on the days that you will be away.

Please refer to our Getting Ready For House Check Service list below to find out how to prepare your home for our house check service.

Step 4.Returning Home

When you return home simply contact the Crime Prevention Office at 425-670-5635 to let us know.

In Person

Step 1.Address Verification

Please verify that your home is located within the City of Lynnwood. Here's where you can verify your address Do I Live In Lynnwood Map

Step 2.Submit Registration Form

Please print out the house check registration form and fill it out. You can drop it off at the Lynnwood Police Department.

THIS SERVICE IS CURRENTLY NOT AVAILABLE 

19321 44th Ave W Lynnwood, WA 98036

Step 3.House Checks

Once we received  your house check registration form, your home will be added to our regular house check list on the days that you will be away.

Please refer to our Getting Ready For House Check Service list below to find out how to prepare your home for our house check service. 

Step 4.Returning Home

When you return home simply contact the Crime Prevention Office at 425-670-5635 to let us know that you are home.

Please review the following checklist to facilitate the process and to help keep our volunteers safe and efficient. We wish you safe travels.

☐ Clear paths so they are free of obstacles. Secure lawn furniture and put away ladders, garden hoses, tools, and other equipment.

☐ Ensure that gates are in good working order so that we can access your backyard. If there is no access to the backyard, we cannot check it.

☐ Clean up any ‘pet deposits’ in your yard.

☐ Advise the individuals on your contact list that they may hear from an LPD officer or volunteer if there are any concerns or questions.

☐ Avoid having packages delivered during your absence. 

 Helpful Hints:

  • Are you expecting any FedEx or UPS packages while you are away? Make a note of it on your form.
  • Notify your credit card company of your trip and destination.
  • Make sure your contact person has your itinerary and knows how to reach you in case of an emergency.
  • Secure all outside doors and windows, including storage sheds and other exterior buildings.
  • Make your home look occupied while you are away, e.g. lights and or radios on timers.