Resident Out of Area Program
The Resident Out of Area Program is also a program for people who will be leaving The Villages for more than seven days. This program is
different from the House Check Program. Community Watch does not schedule any checks for your home in this program. Community Watch only notifies the home
owner in the event of a natural disaster such as a fire, tornado, thunderstorm, etc. and we will advise you if your home has been damaged. We would then
use the emergency contact information you have provided us to contact you or another person you designate. The Resident Out of Area Program also has a
benefit to emergency responders and other residents. In natural disaster incidents time is of the essence in searching homes for injured residents. Listing
your home with the Resident Out of Area Program will let us know that no one is in your home. Emergency search and rescue teams will know to skip your home
and therefore be able to concentrate their efforts on occupied homes. There is no fee for this service. You can sign up for this program over the phone by
calling the Community Watch office at (352) 750-8201. Remember however, that this program is for emergency purposes only. If you would like your home checked
on a regular basis by Community Watch please refer to the House Check program.
You may also download The Community Watch Program Registration Form and fill it out before bringing
it to our office.