House Watch Program

The House Watch Program was set up over 10 years ago to help protect the homes of people who are going to be gone for an extended period of time. This free service was designed to allow people living in Columbia County to have peace of mind while on vacation or away. In order to be placed on the House Watch program, contact Columbia County Sheriff's Office dispatch at 706-541-2800 at least 24 hours prior to departure. You will be asked a series of questions including, but not limited to:

  • Home Phone Number
  • Address
  • Emergency Telephone Number
  • If you have an Alarm Company and who
  • If you have any pets
  • Are there going to be any lights on
  • Any vehicles in the driveway
  • Is there anyone Authorized to be there
  • A contact number for a person with a key
  • An Emergency Contact Number
  • Leaving Time and Date
  • Returning Time and Date

Once the information is entered into the system, our deputies will check on the houses periodically during the day and night. If you find that you will be away longer than expected, call dispatch and tell them about the change and they will be happy to adjust the times.