If you have questions or concerns about your child’s car seat, contact Bobbi. She will guide you to some wonderful resources which can help ensure your child is in the right size seat, and that it is installed properly. Can’t afford a car seat? Check out our Car Seat Assistance Program page to see if you qualify.

Car Seat Line: (701) 837-5107


Want to explore these options on your own? Check out our FAQ’s below . You will find local and online resources that will help you select and install the right seat for your child – or to determine when your child no longer needs a booster seat.

FAQ’s (Frequently Asked Questions)

Community Car Seat Checks - Minot Fire Station #1

The Minot Car Seat Coalition offers FREE car seat checks twice a month, at Minot Fire Station #1, 2111 10th St SWAppointments are required. Call 701.837.5190 to schedule. If leaving a message, please leave the following information: number of seats to be checked, make/model of vehicle, ages of child(ren), brand and model of car seat, preferred time of check on scheduled date.

Minot Car Seat Coalition:
First District Health Unit
Minot Fire Department
Trinity Health
Safe Kids Minot
and Community Partners

What are North Dakota's car seat laws?

How old should my child be to sit up front?

What is a car seat check?

Child car seat checks teach parents and caregivers how to correctly use their child’s car seat or seat belt. Nearly 90 percent of child car seats are used incorrectly, so your child’s car seats will be checked to be sure:

  • It has not been recalled.
  • It meets federal safety standards.
  • It is installed correctly.
  • It is appropriate for the child’s age, weight and height.
  • The child is properly secured in the seat.

For more information about statewide car seat checkups, call the ND Dept of Health Child Passenger Safety Program at 800-472-2286 options 1, or 701-328-4533, or e-mail

Where can I register my car seat for important recall notifications?

You chose the right seat, now it’s time to register it with the manufacturer. This will ensure you receive recalls and safety notices so your child can remain safe.

What other resources are available?

Most of your car seat questions can be answered by one of our favorite ladies –! With informative and well-organized material, you are sure to find the information you need.

What if I cannot afford a car seat?

FDHU offers the Car Seat Assistance Program. Through this program, car seats are made available to parents and legal guardians of children from birth until the child is ready to ride without a seat. Low-income parents, including those who receive benefits through WIC, SNAP, Medicaid, TANF, or any foster parent can get one seat per child per stage for a reduced fee of $30.00 ($5.00 for backless boosters). All qualifying parents must pre-register and attend one of our FDHU car-seat classes before receiving the seats. The class will educate parents and guardians on the correct type of seat needed for the child and how to install them correctly.