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Home Inventory

Natural disasters can strike any where at any time. That is why it is important to have a room-by-room inventory of your home. A home inventory — along with photos and proof of ownership — will make it easier to fill an accurate, detailed insurance claim in case your home is damaged or destroyed in a disaster.

A Home Inventory Checklist (in Adobe .pdf format*) provided by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) may be helpful in completing an inventory of your home.

Store your home inventory and related documents in a safe, easily accessible place online, on your computer or in a fire-proof box or safe deposit box. Consider sharing a copy with friends, relatives and your insurance provider.

  • iPhone® users — The NAIC’s free myHOME downloadable app lets you quickly photograph and capture descriptions of your possessions room by room, then store electronically for safekeeping. View video demo.
  • Android® users — With the myHOME home inventory app, you can quickly capture images, descriptions, and serial numbers of your possessions, then organize the information by room or by category. The app even creates a back-up file for email sharing. View video demo.

*Opening and printing Adobe .pdf files requires Adobe Acrobat Reader. Click here as needed to download the free Adobe Acrobat Reader.

Division of Insurance
124 S. Euclid Ave., 2nd Floor
Pierre, SD 57501
Tel. 605.773.3563
Fax. 605.773.5369