The Village of Oak Park | 123 Madison St.  Oak Park, IL 60302 |

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Child safety seat inspections offered by appointment

Parents of young children can email to request an appointment for a child’s car safety seat inspection. Parents will need to bring their vehicle owner’s manual and car seat manufacturer’s manual to the appointment, along with the seat they wish to have inspected. Residents are asked not to come to the Fire Department for an inspection without an appointment. As on-call firefighter/paramedics, the technicians may not be available if duty calls. More information about the Fire Department is at

Common child car seat errors

  • Turning seat forward facing too soon
  • Not adjusting harness snugly
  • Not securing seat properly in vehicle
  • Not using lower anchors/latch system properly
  • Not using top tether on forward-facing seat
  • Forgetting to register car seat for recall notifications
  • Moving to next size car seat or booster seat too soon