Infant & Child Car Seat Safety

IMPORTANT UPDATE (haga clic aquí para español)

Due to the restrictions being implemented throughout the State of Maryland and Montgomery County in response to COVID-19, the Car Seat Program is making the following temporary changes. These changes are efforts to ensure the health, safety, and welfare of our residents, car seat technicians and families. Please continue to monitor our website for additional updates and information on when the program will resume.

  1. We are suspending all in-person car seat events/appointments until further notice.
     
  2. We are offering a Video Car Seat Assistance Program for remote face-to-face education/guidance on your car seat usage and limited installation assistance via video chat. Click here if you are interested in scheduling a video appointment.
     
  3. Please call 240-777-2223 if you have questions regarding child passenger safety, need to make an appointment by phone, or have other general questions. Please leave a message and we will return your call.
     
  4. Email us at fire.carseatsafetyprogram@montgomerycountymd.gov.
     
  5. We continue to accept appointments for car seat events that will take place in September. However, be advised that we do not know when the suspension will be lifted as circumstances may prolong the suspension period. Caregivers can go to https://apps.montgomerycountymd.gov/FRSCarSeat/ to see availability and reserve an appointment. You will be contacted if COVID-19 restrictions are in place and your appointment will need to be cancelled/rescheduled.
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  6. Click here for some additional resources and options that are available to assist you with installing your car seat. These resources include installation video links from car seat manufacturers and other organizations.

Frequently Asked Questions

Carseat and Parent Info ( Outside Link NHTSA)

Car Seat Fact Sheets

Car Seat Inspection Station Locations

‚ÄčAspen Hill - By appointment only

Thursdays (Except the third Thursday of the month) 8:00 am - Noon

1st Saturday of the month 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

At Safe Kids Inspection Station
14111 Georgia Avenue (behind 7-11), Aspen Hill, MD 20906


Takoma Park (starting July 18, 2019)  - By appointment only

Thursday Evenings 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

3rd Saturday of the month 8:00 am - Noon

At Fire Station #2
7201 Carroll Avenue, Takoma Park, MD 20912


Germantown - By appointment only

Third Wednesdays of the month 8:00 am - Noon

2nd & 4th Saturday of the month 8:00 am - Noon

At Fire Station #34
20633 Boland Farm Road, Germantown, MD 20876


Child Seat Laws & Seat Check Information

Our goal is to ensure that the children of Montgomery County are properly secured in car seats and seat belts while traveling. Motor vehicle crashes are the leading killer of children under 15. The inspection stations are sponsored by the Montgomery County Fire Rescue and SAFE KIDS Montgomery County. Montgomery County Car Seat Inspection Stations are for Montgomery County Residents only. Non-county residents are welcome to participate in Fitzgerald Auto Mall's monthly (no appointment needed) seat check in Rockville. Call Montgomery County's Child Passenger Safety Hotline, 240-777-2222 to get the next date and phone numbers for other inspection sites.