Child Safety Seat Information

In California, it’s the law:

  • All children under the age of 8 must be secured in a car seat or booster seat in the back seat.
  • All children under 2 years old -- unless they weigh 40 or more pounds or are more than 40 inches tall – must ride in a rear-facing car seat.
  • Children who are 8 years of age or 4’9” or taller may use a booster seat.
  • Children over 8 years of age must wear a seat belt.

The San Francisco Fire Department does not install or provide inspections of child safety seats. However the following agencies provide various information, resources and services to help you keep your child safe in a vehicle.

San Francisco Police Department 

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

Kids Health

Safe Kids Worldwide