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The San Ramon Police Department is committed to child safety and provides CAR SEAT INSPECTIONS BY APPOINTMENT ONLY at 2401 Crow Canyon Road,
Tuesday to Friday, hours vary by day

Resident - $25, per vehicle inspected
Non-Resident - $40, per vehicle inspected


The seat MUST arrive installed and you must bring your vehicle and car seat manuals. Please remember, we only inspect car seats and you will be responsible for the final installation.

* Each seat inspection lasts approximately 30 minutes

Note: The system automatically shows the first AVAILABLE time slots.
Appointments fill quickly, so the earliest time slot could be 2 weeks out.


California's Child Safety Seat Laws

California law requires that all children be properly restrained in an appropriate child safety seat
until they reach the age of 8 years old.

Non-compliance will result in a fine of nearly $500.00 and a point on your driver's record.
Click here for important child seat safety information.

Additional Safety Points:

  • A newborn infant should be in a rear-facing car seat to at least age 2 or to the upper weight limits of the seat.
  • A toddler should be in a forward facing car seat until the child exceeds the seat’s height and weight limits, the shoulders are above the seat’s top harness slots or the tops of the child’s ears above the top of the car seat.
  • A child that is too large for a forward facing car seat should ride in a booster seat. Children usually need a booster until they are about 4 feet 9 inches tall and weigh between 80 and 100 pounds to get the best protection from a safety belt.
  • A child seat should never be installed in front of a frontal airbag. A properly installed child seat should have less than one inch of movement side to side and up and down when checked at the seat belt path.
  • Children should ride in the back seat until they are 13 years of age due to dangers posed by the airbag on their smaller bodies.

The Police Department has police technicians certified in child seat inspection. It is the goal of the Police Department to keep every child traveling in a vehicle safe. The technician checks to see if there have been manufacturer recalls and inspects the seat to ensure that it is installed in the safest way possible depending on: the type of seat, age and physical size of the child, and type of vehicle.

To locate other technicians, please visit NHTSA's Child Safety Seat Inspection Locator

Other Resources:


We provide efficient delivery of quality public services that are essential to those who live and work in San Ramon.
2401 Crow Canyon Rd, San Ramon, CA 94583 | Map | Phone (925) 973-2700 | After Hours Non-emergency Dispatch (925) 973-2779