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Two Party Consent States 2024

Two Party Consent States 2024

While it's not very common, there may come a time when you feel the need to record phone or in-person conversations. Maybe your child is being bullied over the phone, and you want to gather evidence to take to the police. Possibly you're pursuing a divorce, and you're seeking proof of an affair or illegal activities. Perhaps you're working with creditors, and you want to record your conversations. You might not think twice about pressing record on your recording device or mobile app, but did you know that what you're doing might be illegal?

Each state has its laws surrounding the recording of phone calls. In some states, there are single-party consent laws. This means that just one party has to consent to the recording. In other words, as long as one person knows the conversation is being recorded, it can be recorded without alerting the other party.

In other states, however, there are two-party consent laws. The name of the law is a bit misleading, however. Under two-party consent laws, every party must consent to the recording, even if there are more than two. This prevents you from recording someone without their knowledge. It's important to note that recording police officers or other public officials may have different laws based on the state in which you are recording.

As of April 2023, there are 11 states with two-party consent laws in place. Please check with your state's specific laws, as there may be some provisions. These states are:

Two 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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