Looking to have a Car Seat Checked?

There are a few things you should know before you meet with a CPS technician. This isn’t like getting an oil change on your car, where you leave the car and go do something else. Working with a CPS technician will be a one-on-one learning experience. When you leave, you should feel confident about the installation and feel comfortable re-installing it on your own. Our seat check listings are Agency-Hosted Events or "By Appointment-Only" options. (No drop-in service.) Scroll down for listings.


Check-up events are hosted on a first-come, first-served basis and are primarily staffed with community volunteers. Each car seat check takes about 45 minutes - multiple seats require additional time. Expect a wait when cars are lined up. Metro-area events are well attended and may fill up to capacity prior to posted end time. All check-up events are tentative due to weather.

Plan to Participate: It is helpful to install your car seat to the best of your ability BEFORE the event. Please bring car seat instructions and vehicle owner's manual. Know your child's height and weight, and bring them if possible. You may want to bring another adult along to help watch your child. Be prepared to learn, not just watch the CPS technician install the car seat. They are trained to teach you.
Plan Ahead: It is recommended that expectant parents have car seat(s) checked one to two months priorto due date*. *If you cannot make it to an event or appointment, watch installation videos and do the best you can until you can get your car seat checked by a certified CPS technician.‚Äč

Click here to read more about what to expect during a car seat check.
Espere un evento de chequeo o visite a un Técnico de Seguridad de Niños como Pasajeros (CPS en inglés) para asegurarse de que los niños viajan completamente seguros.

A note about the Calendar and Resources on this page: All programs and events are coordinated by individual agencies. Please contact the hosting agency if you need additional information. Be sure to check for updates and cancellations prior to attending any event. 

Register Your Car Seat

NHTSA Fitting Station Locator

Car Seat Check Appointment Resources

Instalación de asiento de seguridad para niños 

Appointment NoteNote to families in Metro Areas: Because space is limited, It is recommended that appointments be scheduled at least 2 weeks or more in advance.

Agencies by County Phone
Corvallis Fire 541-766-6473
American Medical Response (AMR) Milwaukie 503-736-3460
Estacada Rural Fire District #69 503-630-7712
Molalla Rural Fire District  #73 503-829-2200
Sandy Fire 503-668-8093
Seaside Police 503-738-6311
Department of Human Services North Bend 541-756-5500
South Coast Head Start Coos Bay 541-888-3717
Crook County Fire Prineville 541-447-5011
Brookings Police 541-661-3313
State Farm Insurance Brookings 541-412-7538
Redmond Fire 541-504-5016
Sisters - Camp Sherman Fire 541-549-0771
ODOT Region 3 Roseburg 541-957-3657
Hood River
Commission on Children and Families Hood River 541-386-2500
Ashland Fire 541-482-2770
Central Point Police - Eliam 541-664-5578
Jackson County Fire #3 541-826-7100
Rogue River Fire 541-582-4411
Medford Fire 541-774-2300
Grants Pass Fire 541-450-6200
Illinois Valley Fire 541-592-6538
Florence Police 541-682-5157
Western Lane Ambulance Florence 541-997-9614
Mid-Columbia Bus Company, Inc Toledo 541-336-5101
Newport Fire 541-265-9461
Ontario Police 541-889-5312
Salem Police 503-589-2001
Woodburn Ambulance 503-982-4699
Morrow County Health Heppner 541-676-5421
Multnomah / Portland
American Medical Response (AMR) SE 503-736-3460
Doernbecher Children's Hospital - OHSU SW 503-494-3735
Randall Children's Hospital at Legacy Emanuel 503-413-4005
Oregon State Police The Dalles 541-296-9646
Hermiston Fire 541-567-8822
OCDC Milton-Freewater 541-938-3170
Oregon State Police Pendleton 541-278-4090
UMCHS, Inc/WIC Hermiston 541-564-6878
ODOT- Region 5 La Grande 541-963-1387
La Grande Fire 541-963-3123
Oregon State Police The Dalles 541-296-9646
Washington: We are not aware of any appointment options at this time. SafeKids Washington County 
McMinnville Fire 503-435-5803
Newberg Fire 503-537-1231


QuestionsCan't make it to a car seat check-up event/clinic or appointment? 

Until you have a chance to attend a check-up event/clinic or appointment, watch instructional videos online, and read through your car seat instructions to install the seat to the best of your ability until you can meet with a CPS Technician. You will need to consult your vehicle owner's manual as well. Contact the car seat manufacturer and/or vehicle manufacturer if further technical clarification is needed. Follow this link to view general videos on installation for each type of child safety seat. Be sure to also check your car seat manufacturer's website to see if there is an installation video for your specific seat. Then, plan to attend a check-up event or seat check appointment to be sure the seat is properly installed.

Installing Child Safety Seats
The USAA Educational Foundation provides this informative guide in PDF format.

CPS Laws

Booster Seats


FAQs & Safety Topics - Check Car Seat Recalls


Instalación de asiento de seguridad para niños

Asistencia para asientos infantiles/Citas

Leyes de Oregon para la Protecciónde los Niños como Pasajeros de Vehículos

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