FREE Child Safety Seat Inspection


Specially trained and certified sheriff's deputies will help parents and caregivers ensure that a child fits securely in the safety seat and that the safety seat fits securely in the vehicle seat. These FREE inspections take place once a month on a Saturday.

Bring your vehicle and safety seat(s). Bring your child, too...if he or she is available!

Questions about Safety Seat Saturday? Please email us. The Sheriff’s Office is not available to inspect safety seats separate from scheduled events.

The next Safety Seat Saturday is Dec. 17!

Line is open from 8 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
(Line closes at 10:30. All cars in line by 10:30 will be served.)

Fairfax County Public Safety Center
Public Parking Garage - Follow the signs in garage to 3rd floor)
10550 Page Avenue, Fairfax, VA 22030

No appointments: first come - first served

View map of location

Deputy Sheriff checks installation of child safety seat in a vehicle

2016 Safety Seat Saturday dates: February 27, March 19, April 23, May 28, June 18, July 23, August 27, September 17, October 22, November 26 and December 17.

Virginia law requires that ALL children up to age 8 must be in a child restraint device (which includes a booster seat).

The law also states that ALL rear-facing infant seats MUST be placed in the back seat of a vehicle. In the event the vehicle does not have a back seat, the rear-facing infant seat may be placed in the front passenger seat ONLY if the vehicle is either not equipped with a passenger side airbag or the passenger side airbag has been deactivated.

Learn how to install a child safety seat from the comfort of your home or office! The Virginia Department of Health has a series of YouTube instructional videos to help you get the job done right.


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