Infant & Child Car Seat Safety

IMPORTANT UPDATE (haga clic aquí para español)

  1. In-person car seat checks: Click here if you are interested in scheduling an in-person car seat appointment .
    Our in-person car seat appointments are held during the following times:
    Takoma Park (Fire Station 2 located at 7201 Carroll Avenue)
    - Thursday evenings from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
    Germantown (Fire Station 34 located at 20633 Boland Farm Road)
    - 2nd and 4th Saturdays of the month from 8 am to noon
    - 1st Wednesday of the month from 8 am to noon
    Aspen Hill (Fire Station 25 located at 14401 Connecticut Avenue)
    - Thursday mornings from 8 am to noon
    - 1st Saturday of the month from 8 am to noon
  2. Virtual/Video Car Seat Assistance: 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
  5. 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.

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.  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. Call Montgomery County's Child Passenger Safety Hotline at 240-777-2222.