What are the laws and regulations about recording calls?

When it comes to call recording, the rules and regulations can vary widely from state to state. While some states allow for call recording with only one-party consent, other states require that all participants are aware of and agree to call recording before any conversation is initiated. Depending on your location, your customers must be notified of any calls that are recorded or monitored. We highly recommend the disclosure of any call recordings prior to starting a conversation.

It’s important to understand the call recording laws that apply in your area, as they can carry large penalties for non-compliance. For example, some states may impose severe civil and criminal fines for call recording without the consent of all parties involved. To stay on top of them, it’s recommended that you regularly check with local state laws to ensure compliance. Every business should know the rules that apply to their state to avoid any issues.

In one-party consent states, only one person needs to give their consent for a call or conversation to be recorded. Two-party consent states, also known as “all-party consent,” require individuals to obtain the permission of all parties involved in a conversation before recording it. This is most often used when recording conversations over the phone, such as call recordings, but can also apply to other mediums like video or audio recordings

Every user is responsible for researching and abiding to their local laws regarding call recording. If not, the user faces penalties due to infringement of the law.


US Laws and Regulations by State

State Consent Type Authority
Federal One Party 18 USC § 2511(2)(d) Electronic Communications Privacy Act


One Party

Ala. Code § 13A-11-30(1) and § 13A-11-31

Alaska One Party Alaska Stat. Ann. § 42.20.300(a); Alaska Stat. Ann. § 42.20.310(a)(1)
Arizona One Party Ariz. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 13-3012(9); § 13-3012(5)(c)
Arkansas One Party Ark. Code Ann. § 5-60-120
California Two Party Cal. Penal Code §§ 632(a)-(e); 633.5, 633.6(a), 633.8(b);
Colorado Mixed

Colo. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 18-9-303 (1)

Connecticut Two Party

C.G.S.A. §§ 53a-187, -89; C.G.S.A. § 52-570d

Delaware Two Party Del. Code Ann. tit. 11, § 2402(c)(4) Del. Code Ann. tit. 11, § 1335(a)(4)
District of Columbia One Party D.C. Code § 23-542(b)(3)
 Florida Two Party

Fla. Stat. Ann. § 934.03(3)(d), (2)(k)

 Georgia One Party Ga. Code Ann. § 16-11-66(a); Ga. Code Ann. § 16-11-62
 Hawaii One Party Haw. Rev. Stat. § 803-42(3)(A)
Idaho One Party Idaho Code Ann. § 18-6702(2)(d)
Illinois Two Party

720 I.L.C.S. § 5/14-2(a) (Illinois Eavesdropping Law)

Indiana One Party Ind. Code Ann. § 35-31.5-2-176
Iowa One Party Iowa Code Ann. § 808B.2 (2)(c); Iowa Code Ann. § 727.8
Kansas One Party Kan. Stat. Ann. § 21-6101(1); Kan. Stat. Ann. § 21-6101(4)
Kentucky One Party Ky. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 526.020; Ky. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 526.010
Louisiana One Party La. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 15:1303(c)(4)
Maine One Party Me. Rev. Stat. Ann. tit. 15, § 710
Maryland Two Party

Md. Code Ann., Cts. & Jud. Proc. § 10-402 (c)(3)

Massachusetts Two Party Mass. Gen. Laws Ann. ch. 272, § 99(B)(4); Mass. Gen. Ann. Laws ch. 272, § 99(C)(1)
Michigan One Party Mich. Comp. Laws Ann. § 750.539(c)
Minnesota One Party Minn. Stat. Ann. § 626A.02(d)
Mississippi One Party Miss. Code. Ann. § 41-29-531(e)
Missouri One Party

Mo. Ann. Stat. § 542.402(2)(3)

Montana Two Party

Mont. Code Ann. § 45-8-213

Nebraska One Party Neb. Rev. Stat. § 86-290(2)(c); Neb. Rev. Stat. § 86-276
Nevada Two Party Nev. Rev. Stat. § 200.620 Nev. Rev. Stat. § 200.650
New Hampshire One Party

N.H. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 570-A:2(I-a)

New Jersey One Party N.J. Stat. Ann. § 2A:156A-4(d); N.J. Stat. Ann. § 2A:156A-2
New Mexico One Party N.M. Stat. Ann. § 30-12-1(C)
New York One Party N.Y. Penal Law § 250.00(1); N.Y. Penal Law § 250.05
North Carolina One Party N.C. Gen. Stat. Ann. § 15A-287(a)
North Dakota One Party

N.D. Cent. Code § 12.1-15-02

Ohio One Party Ohio Rev. Code Ann. § 2933.52(B)(4); Ohio Rev. Code Ann. § 2933.51

One Party

Okla. Stat. Ann. tit. 13, § 176.4; Okla. Stat. Ann. tit. 13, § 176.2

Oregan Mixed Or. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 165.540; Or. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 165.535
Pennsylvania Two Party

18 Pa. Cons. Stat. § 5702 to § 5704

Rhode Island One Party

R.I. Gen. Laws Ann. § 11-35-21; R.I. Gen. Laws Ann. § 12-5.1-1

South Carolina One Party S.C. Code Ann. § 17-30-30; S.C. Code Ann. § 17-30-15
South Dakota One Party S.D. Codified Laws § 23A-35A-20; S.D. Codified Laws § 23A-35A-1
Tennessee One Party Tenn. Code Ann. § 39-13-601; Tenn. Code Ann. § 39-13-604; Tenn. Code Ann. § 40-6-303
Texas One Party Tex. Penal Code Ann. § 16.02; Tex. Code Crim. Proc. Ann. art. 18.20
Utah One Party Utah Code Ann. § 77-23a-4; Utah Code Ann. § 77-23a-3
Vermont No Statute


Virginia One Party Va. Code Ann. § 19.2-62
Washington Two Party

Wash. Rev. Code Ann. § 9.73.030 Wash. Rev. Code Ann. § 9A.44.115(2)(a)

West Virginia One Party

W. Va. Code Ann. § 62-1D-3

Wisconsin One Party** Wis. Stat. Ann. § 968.31; Wis. Stat. Ann. § 968.27;**Wis. Stat. Ann. § 885.365(1)
Wyoming One Party Wyo. Stat. Ann. § 7-3-702