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Single Party Consent States 2024

Single Party Consent States 2024

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.

Thirty-seven states and the District of Columbia are single-party consent states. It’s 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. Connecticut and Oregon have mixed laws. In Connecticut, the laws for in-person and recorded telephone conversations are different. In Oregon, in-person oral recordings require all parties to consent, but digital communications require single-party consent.

Single Party Consent States 2024

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Consent Status
AlabamaSingle-Party Consent
AlaskaSingle-Party Consent
ArizonaSingle-Party Consent
ArkansasSingle-Party Consent
CaliforniaTwo Party Consent
ColoradoSingle-Party Consent
ConnecticutMixed Consent
Connecticut law is mixed. The laws for in-person conversations differ from those relating to telepho...
DelawareTwo Party Consent
District of ColumbiaSingle-Party Consent
FloridaTwo Party Consent
GeorgiaSingle-Party Consent
HawaiiSingle-Party Consent
IdahoSingle-Party Consent
IllinoisTwo Party Consent
IndianaSingle-Party Consent
IowaSingle-Party Consent
KansasSingle-Party Consent
KentuckySingle-Party Consent
LouisianaSingle-Party Consent
MaineSingle-Party Consent
MarylandTwo Party Consent
MassachusettsTwo Party Consent
MichiganTwo Party Consent
MinnesotaSingle-Party Consent
MississippiSingle-Party Consent
MissouriSingle-Party Consent
MontanaTwo Party Consent
NebraskaSingle-Party Consent
NevadaSingle-Party Consent
New HampshireTwo Party Consent
New JerseySingle-Party Consent
New MexicoSingle-Party Consent
New YorkSingle-Party Consent
North CarolinaSingle-Party Consent
North DakotaSingle-Party Consent
OhioSingle-Party Consent
OklahomaSingle-Party Consent
OregonMixed Consent
Oregon law is mixed. In-person oral recordings require consent from all parties, whereas for digital...
PennsylvaniaTwo Party Consent
Rhode IslandSingle-Party Consent
South CarolinaSingle-Party Consent
South DakotaSingle-Party Consent
TennesseeSingle-Party Consent
TexasSingle-Party Consent
UtahSingle-Party Consent
VermontSingle-Party Consent
Vermont lacks an official law related to call recording, so Federal Law applies. This makes Vermont ...
VirginiaSingle-Party Consent
WashingtonTwo Party Consent
West VirginiaSingle-Party Consent
WisconsinSingle-Party Consent
WyomingSingle-Party Consent
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Single Party Consent States 2024