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Single Party Consent States 2022

Most of us have conversations in person and on the phone without having to record them. However, there are other situations where you may consider or possibly move forward with recording the conversation. Maybe you’re trying to gather evidence against someone that has done you wrong. Alternatively, perhaps you have a more innocent excuse – you’re talking with a bill collector, and you want to make sure that you keep everything documented. Apps on smartphones make recording a conversation as easy as tapping a button.

However, you should be aware that there are legal issues with recording a conversation, whether it’s in-person in your home or over the phone. In some states, two-party consent is required before you hit “record.” This means that ALL parties involved in the conversation must be aware that they are being recorded. In other states, there are more relaxed laws.

Many states have single-party consent laws. This means that just one party involved in the conversation needs to be aware that it is being recorded. If you’re the one recording the conversation, for example, you do not have to reveal this to the other party.

Washington, D.C. also has single-party consent laws. It’s also important to note that some states do have exceptions to their laws. For example, in Hawaii, all parties must be notified if the recorder is located in a private area.

Single Party Consent States 2022

State 2022 Pop.
Alabama5,073,187
Alaska738,023
Arizona7,303,398
Arkansas3,030,646
Colorado5,922,618
Georgia10,916,760
Hawaii1,474,265
Idaho1,893,410
Indiana6,845,874
Iowa3,219,171
Kansas2,954,832
Kentucky4,539,130
Louisiana4,682,633
Maine1,369,159
Minnesota5,787,008
Mississippi2,960,075
Missouri6,188,111
Nebraska1,988,536
New Jersey9,388,414
New Mexico2,129,190
New York20,365,879
North Carolina10,620,168
North Dakota800,394
Ohio11,852,036
Oklahoma4,000,953
Rhode Island1,106,341
South Carolina5,217,037
South Dakota901,165
Tennessee7,023,788
Texas29,945,493
Utah3,373,162
Virginia8,757,467
West Virginia1,781,860
Wisconsin5,935,064
Wyoming579,495

Single Party Consent States 2022

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