Georgia residential consumers who want to reduce the number of unwanted telemarketing calls from telephone solicitors trying to get you to purchase, rent or invest in property, goods or services are encouraged to register with the free Federal Do Not Call Registry.

Consumers are placed on the Georgia Do Not Call List free of charge simply by registering their phone numbers with the Federal Registry. You may register your phone number with the federal list online at or by calling toll-free, 1-888-382-1222, TTY 1-866-290-4236 from the number you wish to register.

While being on the Do Not Call Registry may significantly reduce the number of unwanted solicitations you receive, it will not prevent you from receiving calls from:

(1) Businesses that have an established relationship with you. An established relationship exists if you have purchased, leased or rented goods or services from the business within 18 months preceding the call, or if you have submitted an application or made an inquiry to the business within the three months preceding the call;

(2) Recognized charitable or religious organizations; or

(3) Political pollsters or candidates for public office.

Federal law requires telemarketers to search the Registry every 31 days and synchronize their call lists with the phone numbers that are on the Registry. If you receive telemarketing calls after you have registered your telephone number and it has been in the Registry for 31 days, you can file a complaint at DONOTCALL.GOV or by calling 1-888-382-1222, TTY 1-866-290-4236.

You will have to know the company’s name or phone number to file a “do not call” complaint.