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Fireworks Booth Lottery

Post Date:10/25/2019 9:48 AM

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October 25, 2019


City of Santa Maria Announces 2020 Fireworks Booth Plans


Beginning with the 2020 Fourth of July season, the City of Santa Maria will be implementing a new lottery system for booth permits to sell Safe and Sane fireworks. This change will create a more equitable means for nonprofit organizations, located within the City of Santa Maria, to participate in this fundraising opportunity.


The lottery system is used by many cities across the State. The City of Santa Maria is modeling its program using components from those successful programs.


The City’s Fire Department and Recreation and Parks Department are partnering to administer the lottery system and issue firework booth permits. A public meeting will be held at the Minami Center on Thursday, November 7th at 6:00 to inform nonprofits of all the requirements to be eligible for the lottery system.


For a group to be considered, the following criteria must be met:


1. Primary offices of the nonprofit must be located within the City of Santa Maria.

2. Nonprofit must possess and provide proof of 501 (c)(3) tax exempt status.

3. Nonprofits must be in good standing with all local regulatory agencies.

4. Attendance at the Thursday, November 7th meeting.




Department:                           Recreation and Parks

Contact Person:                     Dennis Smitherman, Management Analyst I

Telephone Number:                (805) 925-0951 ext. 2260

E-mail Address:             



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