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Alternate Emergency Number

Post Date:07/31/2018 6:30 PM

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July 31, 2018


Alternate Emergency Number for 9-1-1 in Santa Maria


Cellular phone users with Verizon Wireless dialing 9-1-1 within the City of Santa Maria are intermittently unable to reach emergency dispatch services and may receive an error message. Verizon is working to resolve these connectivity problems with its network.


Santa Maria residents using their Verizon Wireless cell phone service who experience an emergency are asked to first dial 9-1-1. If they get an error message the City encourages them to use this alternate emergency number: (805) 925-2631 to be connected to the City’s emergency dispatch center at the Santa Maria Police Department.


Questions may be directed to Verizon Wireless.


Department:                          City Manager’s Office

Contact Person:                     Mark van de Kamp, Public Information Manager

Telephone Number:               (805) 925-0951 ext. 2372 or (805) 720-4038

E-mail Address:              



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