The Bureau of Highway Safety has partner locations around the State of Maine where income eligible families can make an appointment with a certified car seat technician to obtain a car seat. 

To be eligible you must be able to provide one of the following:

  • eWIC card
  • Letter from Maine Care indicating program participation
  • Letter from the TANF or SNAP agency indicating current program participation OR a current dated letter of correspondence from either of the agencies to the family, discussing participation

Once income eligibility is determined, parents/caregivers must also provide, non-expired, visual proof of Maine residency of one of the following:

  • State of Maine Driver’s License
  • State of Maine Identification
  • Maine Tribal Identification
  • Letter of Refugee Resettlement by Catholic Charities accompanied by the Refugee’s photo and I-94 number
  • Fostering license/certification
  • High School Photo Identification card
    • Pregnant teens that are too young for obtaining a driver’s license will need a family member to bring a vehicle to the car seat distribution appointment.

This service is available by appointment only.  Make sure to plan ahead, there may be a slight wait time to meet with a technician.  Your child will need to be present during the appointment.  For expecting families the appointment can not be scheduled more than one month before the due date.

Please call for an appointment, ask to speak with the Certified Child Passenger Safety Technician.

There may be a waiting list so please plan ahead.

Distribution Locations

Androscoggin County

Oxford County

Central Maine Medical Center
300 Main Street
Lewiston, ME 04240

Pediatric Associates
33 Mollison Way
Lewiston, ME 04240

Stephen's Memorial Hospital
181 Main Street
Norway, ME 04268
207.743.1562 Ext. 6955

Aroostook County

Penobscot County

Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians
88 Bell Road
Littleton, ME 04730

Northern Light AR Gould Hospital
Aroostook Pediatrics
140 Academy Street
Presque Isle, ME 04769

Presque Isle Fire Department
43 North State Street, Suite A
Presque Isle, ME 04769

Cary Medical Center
163 Van Buren Road
Caribou, ME 04736

Health Access Network
175 West Broadway
Lincoln, ME 04457

Livin' The Breast Life
36 Getchell Street
Brewer, ME 04412


Cumberland County

Piscataquis County

Woodford's Family Services
15 Saunders Way, Suite 900
Westbrook, ME 04062

Mayo Regional Hospital
897 West Main Street
Dover-Foxcroft, ME 04426

Franklin County

Sagadahoc County



Sagadahoc County Sheriff's Office
752 High Street
Bath, ME 04530

Hancock County

Somerset County

Bar Harbor Fire Department
37 Firefly Lane
Bar Harbor, ME 04609

WIC Program c/o Maine Family Planning
248 State Street, Suite 3
Ellsworth, ME 04605
(Back side of the Mill Mall)

Bucksport Fire Department
89 Franklin Street
Bucksport, ME 04416
(Please ask for Captain John Gavelek for appointments)

Redington-Fairview General Hospital
46 Fairview Avenue
Skowhegan, ME 04976
207.474.5121 Ext. 427


Kennebec County

Waldo County

Northern Light Inland Hospital
200 Kennedy Memorial Drive
Waterville, ME 04901

Southern Kennebec Child Development Corp.
337 Maine Avenue
Farmingdale, ME 04344

Augusta Police Department 
33 Union Street
Augusta, ME 04330
Please schedule an appointment with Sgt Anthony Drouin by phone or email (

Belfast Fire Department
273 Main Street
Belfast, ME 04915



Knox County

Washington County

Rockland Fire Department
118 Park Street
Rockland, ME 04841

Down East Community Hospital
11 Hospital Drive
Machias, ME 04654

Calais Fire/EMS
312 North Street
Calais, ME 04619

Lincoln County

York County


Kittery Police Department
200 Rogers Road
Kittery, ME 03904

Biddeford Police Department
39 Alfred Street
Biddeford, ME 04005

Sanford Police Department
935 Main Street
Sanford, ME 04073

Kennebunk Fire Rescue
1 Summer Street
Kennebunk, ME 04043
207.985.2102 ext: 1641

Manuals and Forms

The Bureau of Highway Safety is continually working to improve its Child Passenger Safety Program by developing consistent guidelines and procedures that address program quality, effectiveness, efficiency, and communication, and to better address the needs of the residents of the State of Maine. 

The Child Passenger Safety program manual is a guide for CPS Technicians and Partners.  This manual should be considered a growing and changing document that will be updated annually to improve program processes.  Information contained within this guide is subject to change and may not be all inclusive of program policies.

2024 CPS Manual (PDF)

CPS Forms: Please contact the Bureau for program forms at 207-626-3840.