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Due to the current COVID-19 situation, the house watch program is temporarily suspended until further notice. This includes all currently in-progress house watch requests.

The House Watch Program is designed to provide Sugar Land homeowners a means of having their residence checked periodically by an officer when they are away from home on vacation or an extended weekend.

In order for a residence to be placed on a house watch , the following criteria should be met:
  • Your house must be located within Sugar Land city limits
  • The residence must be vacated for more than 72 hours
  • No other people may be going into or around the residence while it is unoccupied
  • The occupant must have established residency at the location
  • The residence may not remain on the watch for more than three weeks

The program is intended to be a deterrent to illegal entry of the residence. It is a good crime prevention tool. The department cannot, however, place homes which are vacant or are subject to be shown by a real estate agent on house watch.