Do Not Call Registry

Patty Terhune

The national Do-Not-Call Registry was established to address unwelcome telemarketing calls. The registry applies to all telemarketers, with the exception of businesses with whom you have an existing relationship and certain non-profit and political organizations. Commercial telemarketers are not allowed to call you if your number is listed on the registry.

Consumers may register their residential telephone number, including wireless numbers, on the national Do-Not-Call Registry at no cost, either by telephone or via the Internet.

To register by telephone, call 1.888.382.1222. For TTY, call 1.866.290.4236. You must call from the telephone number you wish to register.

You also may register, or obtain additional information, via the Internet at Inclusion of your telephone number on the national Do-Not-Call Registry will be effective three months following your registration. Your number will remain on the registry for five years, at which time you may re-enter your number on the list. You also can remove your name from the list at any time.