Car Seat Program

The health department’s car seat program is operated by trained car seat technicians, whose goal is to promote the proper installation and use of car seats. Three types of car seats are available, including a convertible seat, high back booster seat, and a backless booster seat.

Please contact Tammy Elliott or Debbie Gilliam 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 1 year 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