Sheriff's Office Offering Child Safety Seat Inspections

The Alexandria Sheriff’s Office provides free child safety seat inspections on an appointment only basis.

Page updated on Dec 18, 2017 at 12:23 PM

Safety Seat InspectionsPeople who live in the City of Alexandria may submit a request online any time or call 703.746.4114 during regular business hours. A staff member will follow-up to schedule an appointment with a deputy trained in child safety seat inspection and installation.

The Sheriff’s Office will only inspect and install those child safety seats that meet standards set in Code of Virginia 46.2-1095.

On occasion, the Office may conduct safety seat checks in the community. When those events are scheduled, the dates and locations will be posted on this page and on the City's event calendar.

    Please note that in emergency situations, the Sheriff’s Office may need to cancel or reschedule child safety seat appointments.

    For more information about child passenger safety, please visit this helpful Virginia Department of Health website and the Ultimate Car Seat Guide from

    To find out if a safety seat has been recalled, check the  National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's Child Seat Recall Campaign Listing online.

    The Alexandria Sheriff's Office provides this service to people who live in the City of Alexandria. Other public safety agencies in the area also provide these services. The following links are provided as a convenience:

    Fairfax County Sheriff's Office
    Arlington County Police Department
    Prince William County Police Department
    Metropolitan Police Department (Washington, D.C.)
    Suburban Maryland  
    Child Car Seat Inspection Station Locator