New York State Law
New York State law requires children under 8 years of age to be restrained in a proper child restraint (car seat with a harness or a belt positioning booster seat, depending on the child’s age, weight, and height).
As of November 1, 2019, New York State law requires all children to ride rear-facing until age 2.
Car Seat Installation Instructions
Madison County Program Services
Our program provides car seats and booster seats by appointment to Madison County residents who are income-eligible and who meet other program eligibility requirements.
Call the location nearest you:
- Northern Madison County: Madison County Public Health in Wampsville, call 315-366-2361, option 2.
- Southern Madison County: Community Action Partnership in Morrisville, call 315-684-3144, ext. 13.
Get Your Car Seat Checked
If you have a car seat you would like checked for safety and proper fit for your child, call the New York State Police, Troop D Headquarters located at 231 Genesee Street in Oneida, at 315-366-6000 to schedule an appointment.
To find check events or other car seat check locations, visit the Governor's Traffic Safety Committee web site: Car Seat Check Events in New York State.
Email Madison County Public Health or call us at 315-366-2361.
Updated: April 26, 2023