One Party Consent States

List of One Party Consent States

United States Recording Law

Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, District of Columbia, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Michigan*, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri*, Montana*, Nebraska, New Jersey, New Mexico, Nevada*, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming.

* prefers to err on the side of caution with these states as they have special provisions.  Make sure to read the state rules for your specific state.

What does One Party Consent Mean?

One party consent means that an individual is able to record conversations that they are a part of without the other person (or persons) consent.  You should still make sure to look at the individual laws for each state as there are a few small differences between them.  A general rule for one party consent states is that if you are part of the conversation you are allowed to record it.

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One Party Consent States

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