Florida's do-not-call list is now free

Published On: Apr 24 2012 05:05:04 PM EDT   Updated On: Apr 24 2012 05:40:49 PM EDT
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -

Subscribing to Florida's Do Not Call Program is now free, the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services announced Monday.

Floridians who do not wish to receive sales calls may subscribe residential, mobile or paging device telephone numbers to the program.

The fee, previously $10 for a new subscription, and $5 for renewal, was removed as a result of legislation passed earlier this year. It is illegal for solicitors to make calls to phone numbers on the list.

"We’re thrilled to offer this valuable service to Floridians at no charge," Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam said in a release.

Last year, nearly 20,000 consumers complained to the state about telemarketers.

Go to fldnc.com to subscribe.