fireworks signYard signs with wire stakes reading “Celebrate July 4th Neighborly, Noise Sensitive Resident Lives Here, Be Courteous to Your Neighbors” are now available for City residents, from the City of Santa Maria.

The City of Santa Maria is offering the free materials to residents such as owners of pets, veterans with PTSD, people with autism, and others with noise sensitivity, well in advance of the Fourth of July weekend, said Public Information Officer Mark van de Kamp. The two-sided signs measure about 14 x 23 inches.

City staff is also coordinating the distribution of these materials to local veterans groups.

To request or pick up a sign, contact or visit the City Manager’s Office or the Santa Maria Valley Chamber of Commerce during regular business hours, or visit City Hall, Room 1, at 110 E. Cook Street, Santa Maria.

This is one component of the City’s multimedia fireworks public education campaign to curb use of airborne and loud illegal fireworks.

As a reminder, the only time Safe and Sane fireworks may be used within the Santa Maria City Limits is a 12-hour period on the Fourth of July from 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. Fireworks are not allowed on any other day. Anyone caught using any fireworks on other days will be subject to a $1,000 fine. The City has an illegal fireworks hotline of 925-0951 ext. 3473 (FIRE).

Questions may be directed to the City Manager’s Office, 925-0951 ext. 2372 or ext. 2200.