Car Seat Program/Ohio Buckles Buckeye Program

Ohio Buckles Buckeyes is a program that provides child safety seats and booster seats to eligible low-income families throughout Ohio. Clinton County residents who are eligible can receive a free car seat through Clinton County Health District.

To schedule a child safety car seat appointment go to

Fill out the application and watch the video for your appointment. 

To be eligible for the Ohio Buckles Buckeyes program, you must:

  • Meet income eligibility guidelines*
  • Have, or be the legal guardian of a child between 5 and 65 pounds for a convertible car seat or between 40 pounds (and be too tall for a convertible) and 100 pounds for a booster seat. Or be pregnant.
  • Attend class and installation training (30-60 minutes long) and complete necessary paperwork.
  • Be a Clinton County resident

*Monthly income eligibility guidelines for Ohio Buckles Buckeyes program

Family Size Monthly Income
Before Taxes
1 $1,986
2 $2,686
3 $3,386
4 $4,086
5 $4,786
6 $5,486
7 $6,186
8 $6,886

Please note that unborn babies count as a family member.

If you meet all of the above requirements, follow this checklist for receiving your free car seat.

  • Call 937-382-3829 and ask for the Ohio Buckles Buckeyes car seat program.
  • Leave your name and phone number for a return call to schedule an appointment.
  • Receive a return phone call to schedule your appointment.
  • Attend the training session with your child* and vehicle for proper installation.
  • Bring proof of income, owner’s manual for the vehicle (if available), proof of guardianship (if applicable) and proof of residency.
  • Attend training at Clinton County Health District– 111 S Nelson Ave Suite 1 Wilmington, Ohio 45177 Entrance B

*Pregnant mothers may receive their car seat and training prior to the birth of their child.

Ohio Buckles Buckeyes is sponsored by the Ohio Department of Health and is coordinated by Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. Funding for the program comes from child restraint fines through the Child Highway Safety Fund and from the Ohio Traffic Safety Office at the Ohio Department of Public Safety.

For a list of car seat fitting station locations, click here.

To schedule a safety car seat appointment, Diabetes Wellness class or a CPR class appointment go to

For safety car seat appointments fill out the application and watch the video for your appointment.

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