Request a Summer Vacation Residence Watch

Posted: May 30, 2024All Posts

Summer is here, the kids are out of school, and for many residents this means traveling for summer vacation.

As a resident of Grand Lakes Municipal Utility District 4 (Grand Lakes MUD 4), you have access to free vacation watches by Fort Bend Constable Precinct 1.

Residents can request a vacation watch at no cost. While away from your residence, Fort Bend Constable Precinct 1’s Office will patrol the area and keep a watchful eye on your home.

Please leave detailed information about your home such as:

  • Will you be leaving any lights on in the home?

  • Do you have any pets staying in the home?

  • Is there an alarm system and if so, will it be armed?

  • Have you authorized anyone to come into your home?

  • Are you leaving any vehicles at your home?

  • Is there a secondary contact we can reach out to in case we are unable to reach you?

To request a vacation watch from Fort Bend Precinct 1 Constable’s Office, click here to fill out a vacation watch form.

Please remember to update Fort Bend Precinct 1 Constable’s Office of any changes such as additional people coming to your residence or changes in date of departure or return.

Tips for the home while you’re away:

  • Inform the alarm company of your departure and make Fort Bend Precinct 1 Constable’s Office the first contact while you are away from home, as this will save valuable time in getting law enforcement to your residence.

  • Have lights on timers, as having lights on around the clock is a sign no one is home.

  • Leave a parked car in the driveway with no valuables inside.

  • Make arrangements for your pets, whether it be someone coming to your home to walk and feed them, a boarding facility, or having them stay with a trusted family member or friend. Make sure your pet’s information such as ID tags, collars, and microchips are up to date and give a list of emergency contact information about your pet such as preferred veterinarian, updated shot records, and other medical information with the authorized person(s) watching your pet.

  • Finding a trusted person to house sit is one of the best ways to avoid your home looking empty.

  • Find an emergency contact that can be called in case you cannot be reached.

  • Put your mail on hold with USPS Hold Mail. This will keep your confidential information in a safe place till you return (for up to 30 days).

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