All Party (Two Party) Consent States

List of Two Party Consent States (All Party Consent) *RecordingLaw.com prefers to err on the side of caution with these states as they have special provisions.  Make sure to read the state rules, for a short summary view the chart below, to read more in-depth analysis click through to the specific page. What is a … Read more

All Party (Two Party) Consent States – List and Details

What is a Two Party Consent State?  (All Party Consent) In Two-Party (or all-party) consent states it is required by state law that all parties that partake in a conversation must have given consent for that conversation to be recorded when there is an expectation of privacy.  This law covers private as well as public … Read more

Oregon Recording Laws*

Oregon Recording Law Summary: Oregon recording law stipulates that it is a criminal offense to use any device to record or share an oral conversation without the consent of all contributing parties. However, in specific cases Oregon has regulations that are more in line with one party consent. For example: Or. Rev. Stat. Ann. §§ … Read more

Michigan Recording Laws*

Michigan Recording Laws: Michigan recording law stipulates that it is a two-party consent state*. In Michigan, it is a criminal offense to use any device to record, obtain, use or share communications, whether they’re wire, oral or electronic, without the consent of all contributing parties. This means that in Michigan you are not legally allowed … Read more

Delaware Recording Laws

Delaware Recording Law Summary: Delaware recording law stipulates that it is a two-party consent state. In Delaware it is a criminal offense to use any device to record communications, whether they are wire, oral or electronic, without the consent of all parties taking part in the communication.This means that in Delaware you are not legally … Read more

Washington Recording Laws

Washington Recording Law Summary: Washington recording law stipulates that it is a two-party consent state. In Washington, it is a criminal offense to use any device to record communications, whether they are wire, oral or electronic, without the consent of everyone taking part in the conversation. This means that in Washington you are not legally … Read more

Pennsylvania Recording Laws

Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania Recording Law Summary: Pennsylvania recording law stipulates that it is a two-party consent state. In Pennsylvania, it is a criminal offense to use any device to record communications, whether they’re wire, oral or electronic, without the consent of everyone taking part in the conversation. This means that in Pennsylvania you are not legally allowed … Read more

New Hampshire Recording Laws

New Hampshire Recording Law Summary: New Hampshire recording law stipulates that it is a two-party consent state. In New Hampshire, it is a criminal offense to use any device to record communications, whether they’re wire, oral or electronic, without the consent of everyone taking part in the conversation. This means that in New Hampshire you … Read more

Illinois Recording Laws

Illinois Recording Law Summary: Illinois recording law stipulates that it is a two-party consent state. In Illinois, it is a criminal offense to use any device to record communications, whether they’re wire, oral or electronic, without the consent of everyone taking part in the communication. 720 Ill. Compiled Stat. 5/14-2(a)(1). This means that in Illinois, … Read more

Montana Recording Laws

Montana Recording Law Summary: Montana recording law stipulates that it is a two-party consent state, excluding some specific situations. In Montana, it is generally a criminal offense to use a hidden device to record oral or electronic communications without the consent of all contributing parties. Mont. Code Ann. § 45-8-213 (2011). This means that in … Read more