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Away From Home Program

The Away from Home Program is an invaluable courtesy service offered by the City of Punta Gorda to its residents. The primary purpose of the Away from Home Program is to offer vacationing, seasonal, and year-round residents the reassurance that if a problem exists at their property such as suspicious activity, utility emergencies, or other emergency conditions, the resident or their designated key holder can be contacted expeditiously.

Members of the Punta Gorda Police Department’s Volunteers on Patrol may also conduct periodic House Checks on your home while you are away and immediately notify you or your designee of any problems or concerns at your residence. Participants can provide contact information for themselves or a key holder which will enable the Police Department to more quickly remedy emergency situations.

It is important to note that the Away from Home Program is not intended, or designed, to replace home security systems or other security services. Rather, it is a courtesy service designed to further protect your home and enhance the Police Department’s ability to rapidly respond to, and remedy, an emergency at the homes of our residents.

Individuals who do not wish to register for the program online, may contact the Punta Gorda Police Department at 941-639-4111 and speak with a dispatcher who will enroll them at that time.

*Today's Date:
*Date Leaving:
*Date Returning:
*Resident's Name:
*Resident's Address:
*Resident's Phone Number:
Resident's Cell Phone Number:
Resident's Away Phone Number:
Resident's Away Address (Include City/State):
How many vehicles will be left on premise?:
Vehicle Make:
Vehicle Model:
Vehicle Color:
Vehicle Tag:
Key Holder's Name:
Key Holder's Address:
Key Holder's Phone Number:
Key Holder's Cell Phone Number: 
*Resident's Email Address:
*Alarm System Activated:
Alarm Company:
Alarm Company Phone Number:
Would you like your newspapers/mailers discarded while you are away?:
Fields started with a * are REQUIRED.
Please contact the Punta Gorda Police Department if you return earlier than your anticipated return time.

Terms and Conditions

"The Away From Home Program is a courtesy service provided by the City of Punta Gorda to its citizens, and does not constitute a protective services contract, express or implied, between Program participants and the City. I hereby release, waive, discharge and hold harmless the City of Punta Gorda, its officers, servants, agents, and employees from any and all liability, claims, demands, actions, and causes of action whatsoever arising out of or relating to any loss, damage or injury that may sustained by me, or to any property belonging to me, while participating in this Program."

When you click 'Submit', a confirmation e-mail will be sent to you indicating we have received your registration.

By Clicking Submit You Have READ and AGREE to the Terms and Conditions.

Please only submit once and close this page when you are finished. Thank you.

I Do Not Accept the Terms and Conditions

Public Safety Building
1410 Tamiami Trail
Punta Gorda, FL. 33950
Tel. (941) 639-4111
Fax. (941) 575-5502