Car Seat Checks

Free Car Seat Inspections
Have your car seat inspected for free by a certified Child Passenger Safety Technician from the Cosumnes Fire Department. Car Seat Checks are available by appointment only.
A Child Passenger Safety Technician checks a car seat to make sure it is installed properly.

Make An Appointment

For a car seat inspection appointment contact: 
Laurel Schamber
Public Education Officer
Phone: 916-405-7114


Appointment Information

What you should know about your appointment:

Length of Appointment

A car seat inspection usually takes 25-30 minutes.

What To Bring

Bring your child, the owner's manual for your vehicle and the instruction booklet for your car seat to Fire Department's Headquarters at 10573 E Stockton Boulevard, Elk Grove, CA 95624.

Car Seat Resources in the Greater Sacramento Region

Here is a list of agencies around the Sacramento valley (PDF) that assist parents and caregivers with installing child safety seats correctly. Some agencies may provide free or low cost seats to eligible families.


Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for children under 14. When properly used, a car seat reduces the risk of death by 71% for rear-facing infants and 54 percent for forward-facing toddlers. It is important to consider a child’s safety every time they ride — whether in the family car, traveling with friends or relatives, or in a rental car or taxi.