When can telemarketing calls be made?

When can telemarketing calls take place?

When can you or your telemarketers make calls?

Several states have more restrictive calling time restrictions than those published by the Federal Trade Commission and the Federal Communications Commission.

Federal rules dictate no calls before 8 AM or after 9 PM, and apply to all calls that do not have a more restrictive state requirement listed below.

Please be aware of these restrictions and keep in mind that violations may amount to $16,000 per call.

STATE CALLING TIME RESTRICTIONS
Alabama 8 AM to 8 PM (Monday-Saturday)  Calls prohibited on Sunday and state and federal holidays

Connecticut  9 AM to 9 PM

Illinois  Security sales only 9 AM to 9 PM (Monday- Saturday), 12 PM to 9 PM(Sunday)

Kentucky  10 AM to 9 PM

Louisiana  8 AM to 8 PM (Monday-Saturday)  Calls prohibited on Sunday and state holidays

Massachusetts  8 AM to 8 PM

Michigan  9 AM to 9 PM

Minnesota   9 AM to 9 PM

Mississippi  8 AM to 8 PM (Monday-Saturday)  Calls prohibited on Sunday and legal holidays

Nevada  9 AM to 8 PM

New Mexico  9 AM to 9 PM

Rhode Island  9 AM to 6 PM (Monday – Friday), 10 AM to 5 PM (Saturday)  Calls prohibited on Sunday and state and federal holidays

South Dakota  9 AM to 9 PM (Monday – Saturday)  Calls prohibited on Sunday

Texas  9 AM to 9 PM (Monday – Saturday), Noon – 9 PM on Sunday

Utah  8 AM to 9 PM (Monday – Saturday)  Calls prohibited on Sunday and legal holidays

Wyoming  8 AM to 8 PM