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12 States That Still Manage "Do Not Call" Lists in 2017

Mon, 08/21/2017 - 15:14

Most states that once had “Do Not Call” registries now share the National DNC Registry, but there are still a few holdouts that continue to maintain their own lists. Before telemarketers call into any of these twelve states, they must purchase a subscription to that state’s DNC list. Not doing so will expose your company to legal problems and expensive fines regardless of whether the phone number in question is already on the national list to which you subscribe.

State Managed “Do Not Call” Lists:

1. Colorado

The annual subscription fee ranges from $0 to $500 depending on how many employees work for the company which employs telemarketers. The state DNC list is updated quarterly. Telemarketers must obtain the new updates published in:  January, April, July, and October. Visit Colorado’s DNC website.

2. Florida

The annual subscription fee is $400 per statewide listing or $120 per area code. The quarterly subscription fee is $100 per statewide listing or $30 per area code.  The state DNC list is updated quarterly. Telemarketers must obtain the new updates published in:  December, March, June, and September. Visit Florida’s DNC website.

3. Indiana

The annual subscription fee is $750. The state DNC list is updated quarterly. Telemarketers must obtain the new updates published in:  December, March, June, and September. Visit Indiana’s DNC website.

4. Louisiana

The annual subscription fee ranges from $800 to $1,700 as determined by the number of telemarketing affiliates that plan to share the purchaser’s subscription. The state DNC list is updated quarterly. Telemarketers must obtain the new updates published in:   December, March, June, and September. Visit Louisiana’s DNC website.

5. Massachusetts

The annual subscription fee is $1,100. The state DNC list is updated quarterly. Telemarketers must obtain the new updates published in:  January, April, July, and October. Visit Massachusetts’s DNC website.

6. Mississippi

The annual subscription fee is $1,000 and is due by July 1 of each year. A $50,000 Surety Bond must be included as a guarantee against payment for any future fines resulting from regulatory violations. The state DNC list is updated monthly. Telemarketers are required to update their DNC lists with the new information each month. Visit Mississippi’s DNC website.

7. Missouri

The annual subscription fee is $1,200 or $300 per quarter for all area codes.  The quarterly subscription fee is $50 per area code. The state DNC list is updated quarterly. Telemarketers must obtain the new updates published in:  December, March, June, and September. Visit Missouri’s DNC website.

8. Oklahoma

The annual subscription fee is $600 or $150 per quarter. The state DNC list is updated quarterly. Telemarketers must obtain the new updates published in:  December, March, June, and September. Visit Oklahoma’s DNC website.

9. Pennsylvania

The annual subscription fee is $495. The Direct Marketing Association is acting as the list administrator. The state DNC list is updated quarterly. Telemarketers must obtain the new updates published in:  January, April, July, and October. Visit Pennsylvania’s DNC website.

 10. Tennessee

The annual subscription fee is $500 and is due by May 1 of each year. The state DNC list is updated monthly. Telemarketers are required to update their DNC lists with the new information each month. Visit Tennessee’s DNC website.

 11. Texas

The annual subscription fee is $300 or $75 per quarter. The state DNC list is updated quarterly. Telemarketers must obtain the new updates published in:   January, April, July, and October. Visit Texas’s DNC website.

 12. Wyoming

The annual subscription fee is $465 per year. The Direct Marketing Association is acting as the list administrator. The state DNC list is updated quarterly. Telemarketers must obtain the new updates published in:  January, April, July, and October. Visit Wyoming’s DNC website.

Unless exemptions apply to your business, telemarketers are prohibited from calling numbers from both the national and state DNC lists.  Violators of the state DNC risk civil penalties of up to $25,000. Compliance continues to be an ongoing concern for most businesses that employ telemarketing as a component of their marketing actives.

With each new regulation, TCPA and DNC compliance becomes a greater headache for marketing companies to manage alone. Thankfully, there is a solution. Contact Center Compliance, the award winning compliance provider, has its time tested processes in place designed to easily keep your business compliant with all federal and state regulatory laws. Sign up for a complimentary compliance audit with one of our team members or contact us at support@dnc.com or call us at 866-DNC-LIST (362-5478).

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