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. We will post any updates about resuming in-person car seat at this website.
  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
  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. 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.

Winter Car Seat Safety (Español)