Child Passenger Safety

Car seat engineers work hard every day to ensure the seats they design keep children as safe as possible, but it is ultimately every caregiver's responsibility to ensure their child's car seat fits the child and vehicle and is used correctly during every ride.

Although car seat and vehicle manuals do a great job guiding parents through the installation process, questions or concerns may still arise. Wright County Public Health has certified Child Passenger Safety Technicians to help caregivers address issues. 

Training includes an explanation of the Minnesota Child Passenger Restraint Law and training on proper child restraint fit, use, and installation.

Need a Car Seat?

Wright County Public Health has car seats available free of charge for families with low income or who are unable to buy their own car seat for their child.

Additionally, children and pregnant women enrolled in Medical Assistance may be eligible to receive a free car seat through their health insurance provider.

Call/Text (763) 335-0280 to learn more or to schedule an appointment. Appointments can be made at the Wright County Government Center, Health & Human Services, 3650 Braddock Avenue NE, Suite 2100, Buffalo MN 55313.

A $10 donation to our Child Passenger Safety program is suggested.

Recycle Expired or Damaged Seats 

Wright County Compost and Recycling Facility
Other Recycling Options


"When correctly used, child safety seats can reduce the risk of death by as much as 71%"