Child Passenger (Car Seat) Safety

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 Health Department in Wampsville, call 315-366-2361.
  • Southern Madison County: Community Action Partnership in Morrisville, call 315-684-3144, ext. 20. (Note: Due to COVID-19, this location is closed until further notice. Call the Health Department for more information.)

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 315-366-6035 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.

Contact Information

Email Madison County Health Department or call us at 315-366-2361.