Child Passenger Safety / Car Seats

Sherburne County Public Health wants to ensure that all children are traveling safely in vehicles.

49 Out of 10 Car Seats Are Used Incorrectly

Community Checkup Child Passenger Safety Specialists can answer questions regarding car seats through Child Care and Foster Care Provider Training, and Car Seat Distribution Classes.

Child & Restraint System (C.A.R.S) Classes

During the 2005 Special Legislative Session, legislators passed a law requiring all family and group child care, child care centers, child foster care, and other programs licensed by the Department of Human Services that serve a child or children under eight years of age must document training on child passenger restraint systems. Before a license holder, staff person, caregiver, or helper transports a child or children under the age of eight in a motor vehicle, the person transporting the child must satisfactorily complete training on the proper use and installation of child restraint systems in motor vehicles.

Training must be completed at orientation or initial training, and repeated at least every five years.

Sherburne County Public Health Child Passenger Safety Technicians are certified and approved by the Department of Public Safety, Office of Traffic Safety, to provide training.

2020/2021 Child & Restraint Systems (CARS) Class Schedule*

*On March 13, 2020, Governor Tim Walz declared a peacetime emergency to protect Minnesotans from COVID-19. As part of the state government response to the emergency,  Sherburne County will not be having any CARS training during the Governor's peacetime emergency order. To be added to a waiting list to be contacted after the peacetime order is finished, please see contact information below.

To be placed on a waiting list, please call 763-765-4114 or 800-433-5237 or email Mark Lees. 

Car Seat Distribution Classes

Reduced-Cost Car Seats

  • Are you expecting a baby?
  • Is your infant growing out of the infant carrier seat?
  • Is your toddler growing out of the convertible seat?
  • Does your 4 to 8 year need a booster seat?

Attend a 90 minute class to receive a new child safety seat and receive instruction on proper use and installation. Distribution classes are scheduled twice a month. Call 800-433-5237 or 763-765-4112 to sign-up for the next class. To see if you qualify for a car seat distribution class, please read through the eligibility guidelines below and call Sherburne County Public Health to arrange for an appointment.

Eligibility Requirements

Income eligible families who are residents of Sherburne County can receive car seats for a $20 suggested donation. Call to find out income guidelines (families who are on WIC or children on Medical Assistance are automatically eligible).