State Regulations

State telemarketing regulations vary widely.


What state telemarketing regulations and state telemarketing laws are there?


Most states have some sort of telemarketing regulations. In many states, there is a telemarketing statute which creates rules telemarketers must follow when calling residents of those states. Some states also require telemarketers to register and obtain a local call center license. The types of rules are all over the board. For example, there are rules about: (1) calling time restrictions ("curfew"); (2) mandatory initial disclosures; (3) mandatory payment disclosures; (4) prohibited statements; (5) caller identity and caller ID; (6) permission to continue and no rebuttal rules; (7) record keeping; (8) holiday restrictions; (9) call recording/monitoring; (10) scripts; (11) prize promotions; (12) cancellation rights; and (13) internal opt-out procedures. Click here to watch a helpful video on telemarketing licenses


Also, most states have more general consumer protection statutes which govern all consumer transactions with residents of those states. Those consumer protection laws prohibit a variety of more general fraudulent and unfair trade practices. Some states require telemarketers to apply for and obtain a state telemarketing license or telemarketing bond before they can call into or out of their state. For state specific information about state telemarketing regulations, please select from the list below:



Alabama
Alaska
Arizona
Arkansas
California
Colorado
Connecticut
Delaware
Florida
Georgia
Hawaii
Idaho
Illinois
Indiana
Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine
Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota
Mississippi
Missouri
Montana
Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New Mexico
New York
North Carolina
North Dakota
Ohio
Oklahoma
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island
South Carolina
South Dakota
Tennessee
Texas
Utah
Vermont
Virginia
Washington
West Virginia
Wisconsin
Wyoming


If you need assistance with telemarketing licenses, telemarketing bonds, telemarketing fines, attorney general responses, do not call compliance, autodialer law, or any other telemarketing issues, please contact a telemarketing lawyer or telemarketing law firm.

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