Car Seat Safety

Person fastening an infant into a car seatMinnesota State Law requires that children under age eight, unless they are 4 feet and 9 inches or taller, must be in an appropriate, federally approved child safety seat or booster seat.

The proper use of car seats is one of the simplest and most effective methods available for protecting the lives of young children in the event of a motor vehicle crash. However, according to Safe Kids Worldwide, three out of four car seats are not installed properly. Taking the time to have your child's car seat checked may save their life.

Car Seat Clinics / Checks

Woodbury Public Safety hosts clinics at which our three child passenger safety technicians can assist with proper installation of child seats. These checks are free and open to Woodbury residents. Please register for an appointment at an upcoming date by completing the form on this page.

If you cannot make one of our checks, Regions Hospital (RH) also hosts monthly car seat clinics at fire departments throughout the metro. The RH Schedule of Dates (PDF) also includes registration information. Appointments are required. For additional car seat locations see the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's Car Seat Check Locations.

Recycling Car Seats

Car Seats can be recycled at the Washington County Environmental Center. All fabric and material must be removed before dropping it off for recycling.

Upcoming Car Seat Checks

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All Car Seat Clinics will take place at Woodbury Public Safety, 2100 Radio Drive. Please check back for future dates or follow us on Facebook.

Complete the form on this page to register. You will receive an email within three business days confirming your appointment time and additional details. A 30-minute appointment is required for each car seat to be installed. Include additional information and any specific requests in the registration notes. Requests for specific times will be honored on a first-come, first-served basis.

Car Seat Clinic Registration

  1. Are These Seats to Be Installed in More Than One Car?*
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