Child Car Seat Inspections

Waite Park Police Department offers child car seat inspections for Waite Park residents. You will need to schedule an appointment to have your car seat checked. To schedule an appointment please call Alicia Mages at (320) 251-7393.

What should I bring to the appointment?

Appointments can take up to 1 hour per seat. Children do not need to be present for the inspection, but it is helpful if they are present. When a child is present we are able to see how they fit in their car seat. We can also make sure the harness straps are adjusted correctly for the child. 

You will need to have your car seat installed before you arrive for the inspection. The certified car seat technician will check your installation and make any necessary changes or recommendations. you will also need to have your vehicle owner's manual and your car seat manual with. If you are unable to locate either manual, you can go online and print off the manual. If you are printing the vehicle manual you will only need the sections on car seats (usually referred to as child safety seats) and airbags. 

Car seat inspections for non Waite Park residents

If you are not a Waite Park resident you can have your seat checked at one of the monthly car seat check up events offered in St. Cloud. Appointments are required and and take 30 minutes per seat being inspected. 

Scroll down to Car Seat Resources and click on the link for the Car Seat Check Up Events Calendar.  


You can now drop off car seats you would like to dispose of at the Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Facility.

The HHW is located at:
360 5th Street South
Waite Park, MN 56387
(near the Stearns County Service Center West)