Car Seat Program
The health department’s car seat program is operated by a trained car seat technician, whose goal is to promote the proper installation and use of car seats. Two types of car seats are available, including a convertible seat, and a high back booster seat. Occasionally there are infant seats available.
Please contact Tammy Elliott at 660/327-4653 x 231 for more information and to schedule an appointment.
Missouri Child Restraint Law
- Children must remain rear-facing in an appropriate child safety seat until they reach 20 pounds and are 2 years of age.
- Children less than four years of age (regardless of weight) and children weighing less than 40 pounds (regardless of age) must use an appropriate child safety seat.
- Children ages 4-7 weighing at least 40 pounds but under 80 pounds, and less than 4’9″ must be properly restrained in an appropriate child safety seat.
- Children weighing at least 80 pounds or children more than 4’9″ must use a safety belt or booster seat.