Automatic Dialing-Announcing Device Registration

Most companies are by now aware of the 35 states that require telemarketer registration in order to place sales calls to consumers. But did you know there are twelve (12) states that also require registration for using certain types of automated dialing systems? These states are:

  • Alabama                         Al. Pub. Serv. Comm’n Rule T-17(A)(12)
  • California                       Cal. Pub. Util. Code § 2875
  • Georgia                           Ga. Code Ann. § 46-5-23(c)
  • Idaho                               IDAPA §
  • Kentucky                        Ky. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 367.469
  • Mississippi                     Miss. Code Ann. § 77-3-457
  • Nebraska                        Neb. Rev. Stat. Ann. §§ 86-250, 86-256
  • New Hampshire           N.H. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 359-E:2
  • South Dakota                S.D. Codified Laws § 37-30-25
  • Tennessee                     Tenn. Code Ann. § 47-18-1503
  • Texas                              Tex. Util. Code Ann.§§ 55.123, 55.129, 55.130
  • Washington                   Wash. Admin. Code § 480-120-253

States that require this type of registration generally define automated dialing systems as an “automatic dialing-announcing device” (ADAD) – software or equipment that selects and dials phone numbers and can also transmit a prerecorded message. Though, each state’s definition may differ. If your company is using ADAD technology, it may be required to register the dialing device in addition to registering as a telemarketer for placing solicitation calls to consumers.

Bottom Line: If your company has deemed its calling device to meet the definition of an “ADAD” in these states, it’s likely a registration of this device is needed, and we are here to help! Please contact us at

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