Florida's New Do Not Call List Law

It’s now free to put your phone number on Florida’s Do Not Call list. The state is waiving the ten dollar sign up fee and five dollar renewal charge people paid in the past.

In the past, it cost ten dollars to register a phone number on Florida’s Do Not Call list. There was also a yearly renewal fee. A new law eliminates the fee and shifts the burden for funding to telemarketers.

Florida’s list started in 1987, but a national list was not launched until 2003. The state keeps its own list because it allows for quicker investigations and prosecutions. The Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Commissioner, Adam Putnam, oversees the list.

The FDASC used to take telemarketers to court that violated do not call law, but now the department has the authority to directly fine the companies.

Eliminating the fees will cost the state half a million dollars. Last year, companies violating the law paid the state 50-thousand dollars total. The FDACS hopes the new law will allow them to collect enough money to make up the difference.

To put your phone number on the do not call list, visit www.fldnc.com.

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  • by Hosted VoIP Location: Aventura, FL on May 2, 2012 at 12:01 PM
    I to am confused as to why anyone would pay to be on the Florida Do Not Call list.
  • by Tina Location: DeFuniak Springs on Apr 25, 2012 at 04:12 PM
    I'm confused about why anyone would have paid to be on the FL list if the National Do Not Call List is free and always has been. donotcall.gov. I've had all my numbers and my family's on there for years. I rarely get a solicitation call, only from companies that I've done business with in the past. The continuing coverage about this amazing free list in Florida seems a little ridiculous.
  • by Edward Location: Chipley on Apr 25, 2012 at 12:30 PM
    I already paid my $5.00 for this year..Have been paying for many years,,do I get a refund?
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