Recorded, unsolicited robocalls from telemarketers are not only annoying, but also illegal in the vast majority of cases. But several types of robocalls are permitted under California's Public Utilities Code. They include:
•Schools: Messages to parents or guardians concerning attendance.
•Safety: Law enforcement, fire protection and health agencies can make robocalls to tell the public about current or threatened emergencies.
•Danger: Petroleum, chemical and nuclear plants can use robocalls to warn residents of potentially life-threatening situations.