Child Car Seat Inspections

Child safety is of high importance to everyone. Studies show that over 90% of child seats are incorrectly installed and deemed unsafe. It is the goal of the Newark Police Department to ensure all child safety seats are installed correctly.  In order to ensure their safety we have certified car seat technicians that can assist you with the installation of your car seat.

Our free child seat inspections are only available to residents of Newark and are made by appointment only.  To schedule an appointment you may contact our team by email - carseat@newark.org or by filling out the form below.


Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) Verification

Vehicle Identification number verification for the purposes of vehicle registration is a service for the residents of Newark only and is conducted by appointment for the registered owner of the vehicle in question.

To request vehicle identification number verification please call the Newark Police Department Traffic Office at (510) 578-4369 or e-mail the Traffic Division at traffic@newark.org with the following information: name, street address, e-mail address, and telephone number. Please provide the make, model and vehicle identification number of the vehicle to be inspected. A representative from the Newark Police Department will contact you to set up an appointment.