Wisconsin Telemarketing Laws

The do not call law passed in 2001 and makes it illegal for telemarketers to call people on the state do not call list. Registration is free for Wisconsin residents who must renew their number every two years. Telemarketers must pay for the list that is updated semi-annually. Telemarketers are only permitted to contact consumers between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m.

Exemptions to the do not call list include:

  • Non-profit organizations
  • Businesses calling their established customers

It is illegal for telemarketers to call anyone on the state list on pain of fines of $ 100 per offending call. Once the list is ready residents will be informed via the news media.

For more information on the Wisconsin no call law log onto http://www.legis.state.wi.us/lrb/pubs/pubsub/consumer.htm and click on “Telemarketing Do Not Call List “or call the legislative reference bureau at

Source: Wisconsin State Statutes

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