The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has a Child Passenger Safety (CPS) Seat Inspection Station locator that includes Massachusetts information. These stations have one or more CPS technicians.

Safe Kids USA has a CPS Technician locator. You can use the locator's tool by selecting "MA-Massachusetts" in the state field.

Use both locators to search for the closest or first-available CPS technician.

If after trying these locators you still need help, please call the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security's CPS hotline at 1-877-392-5956 or TTY 617-725-0261.

Regional CPS Programs:

In Boston the Boston Public Health Commission's BuckleUpBoston! Campaign has information about installing and inspecting car seats as well as instructions on obtaining discounted or free car seats. Or call 617-534-2633.

On the Cape, visit Cape Cod Eddy for CPS assistance or checkup dates and locations. 

 Appointments are available by calling 978.475.1281 ext. 4010

Upcoming Car Seat Check Events

August 1, 2015
Umana Barnes Academy parking lot
312 Border Street
East Boston, MA
10am - 12pm
Sponsored by Boston Police Department


CPS checkpoint in Boston

On-going Checkups:

  • A Baby Center
    81 Willow Street
    Hyannis, MA
    No appointment needed
    Every Monday (5pm - 7pm) and Wednesday (12pm - 2pm)
  • Amesbury Police Department
    19 School Street
    Amesbury, MA 01913
    Contact: Officer David Clark
    Phone: (978) 388-1212
  • Amherst Police Department
    111 Main Street
    Amherst, MA 01002
    By appointment only - call 413-259-3000
    (For more information, view the Amherst Police CPS program website)
  • Aquinnah Police Department
    67 State Road
    Aquinnah, MA 02535
    Sun-Wed by appointment
    Contact: Sgt. Paul Manning @ 508-645-2313
  • Boston Children's North
    10 Centennial Drive
    Peabody, MA 01960
    Every Friday, 1pm - 3pm by appointment only
    Phone: 617.355.7332
    (Note - this checkup will run from April - November)
  • Boston EMS
    203 River Street
    Mattapan, MA 02126
    Every 2nd & 4th Weds.- 11am to 3pm
    Every 3rd Thursday - 4pm to 8pm
    All fittings are by appointment. Please call 617.343.6891 to make one.
  • Boxborough Fire Department
    502 Massachusetts Avenue
    Boxborough, MA
    (Please contact Fire Dept. for more information)
  • Bristol County Sheriff's Office
    593 Kempton St.
    New Bedford
    508-996-9660 - Colonel Steve Souza
  • Brockton Police Department
    7 Commercial Street
    Brockton, MA 02302
    By appointment only - call 508.897.5208
  • Brookline Police Department
    870 Hammond Street, Brookline (Dept. of Public Works)
    By appointment only.
  • Children's Hospital Boston parking garage
    300 Longwood Avenue
    Boston, MA 02115
    Every Wednesday
    10am - 12pm
    By appointment only - call 617.355.7332

  • Holbrook Police & Fire Department
    300 South Franklin Street (Route 37)
    Holbrook, MA
    By appointment only
    Contact: Joshua Himelrick
    (781) 767-1212
  • Lakeville Police Department
    296 Bedford Street
    Lakeville, MA 02347
    Please call for availability of Officer Bartholomew or Officer Pare
  • Lawrence General Hospital
    1 General Street
    Lawrence, MA
    By appointment: M-F, 7am - 3pm
    Contact: Deb Perry @ 978-683-4000 x2075
  • Leominster Police Department
    29 Church Street
    Leominster, MA 01453
    Call for appointment
  • MA State Police Headquarters
    470 Worcester Road
    Framingham, MA 01702
    By Appointment Only
  • Medford Police Department (rear station)
    100 Main Street
    Medford, MA
    Contract: 781.391.6776
    By appointment only
  • Melrose Police Department
    56 West Foster Street
    Melrose, MA 02176
    By appointment only - call 781.665.1212
  • Merrimac Police Department
    16 East Main Street
    Merrimac, MA
    Call for appointment - 978.346.8321
  • North Attleboro Fire Dept
    50 Elm Street
    North Attleboro, MA 02760
    Contact: Firefighter Daniel Jackman, (508) 669-0140
  • Northampton Fire Department
    26 Carlon Drive
    Northampton, MA 01060
    Wednesdays from 9am - 1pm
    Appointments only
    Contact person: Deputy Chief Stephen Vanasse
  • Norwell Police Department
    300A Washington Street
    Norwell, MA 02061
    By appointment only
    Contact: Officer William Crowley or Officer Bryan Resnick
    (781) 659-7979

  • Safe Kids of Western Massachusetts
    Weekly checkpoints on Thursdays
    9 am to 5 pm
    Baystate Health Ambulance Garage in Springfield
    By appointment only at (413) 794-2255
  • Topsfield Fire Department
    27 High Street
    Topsfield, MA
    Contact: Capt. Jen Collins-Brown
    No appointment necessary
    7 days a week
    6am - 6pm
  • UMass Memorial Medical Center
    23 Wells Street
    Worcester, MA 01605
    Bi-Weekly on Thursdays from 9am - 3pm.
    For scheduling appointments and directions, call (774) 443-8626
  • Westborough Fire Department
    42 Milk Street
    Westborough, MA 01581
    By appointment @ 508-366-3040 or via email at
  • Westford Police Department
    53 Main Street
    Westford, MA 01886
    By appointment or walk-in (if technician available)
    Contact: 978-692-2161
  • Westport Police Department
    Checking car seats everyday by appointment
    Please call Westport Police Department
    (508) 636-1122
  • Whitman Police Department
    20 Essex Street
    Whitman, MA 02382
    By appointment only
  • Worcester Fire Dept
    100 Providence Street
    Worcester, MA 01604
    By Appointment Only
    Contact: Patrick Brown, (774) 696-0439