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The 12 States With State-Level DNC Lists

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Mon, 02/22/2021 - 11:47

When the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) implemented the National Do Not Call (DNC) Registry in 2003, 32 states already managed their own DNC lists. In the ensuing years, most of those states chose to forgo the continued maintenance of state-specific lists and adopted the federal list. However, there remain 12 holdouts who continue to offer their residents the option to register their phone numbers on a state-level DNC list in addition to the federal list.

While each state list has its own idiosyncrasies based on factors such the state law it was created to enforce and the office or agency responsible for enforcing it, there are three essential elements that telemarketers should know: how often the lists are updated, when telemarketers are required to obtain the updated lists, and the fees associated with obtaining the lists. The table below includes that information for each state as well as a link to the websites where telemarketers can find more information about registration for each state’s list.

State Update Frequency When Telemarketers Must Obtain Fees
Colorado Quarterly January, April, July, October Between $0 and $500, depending on number of employees
Florida Quarterly December, March, June, September Quarterly: $30 per area code or $100 statewide
Annually: $120 per area code or $400 statewide
Indiana Quarterly December, March, June, September $750
Louisiana Quarterly December, March, June, September Between $800 and $1,700 depending on how many affiliates will be sharing the subscription
Massachusetts  Quarterly January, April, July, October $1,100; plus an additional $60 to receive the list on CDs
Mississippi Monthly Every month $1,000
Missouri Quarterly December, March, June, September Quarterly: $50 per area code or $300 statewide
Annually: $300 per area code or $1,200 statewide
Oklahoma Quarterly December, March, June, September $150 per quarter
Pennsylvania Quarterly January, April, July, October $495
Tennessee Monthly Every month $500
Texas Quarterly January, April, July, October $150 per quarter
Wyoming Quarterly January, April, July, October $465