Tape-recording laws at a glance

CASEassist provides this “Taping” chart so that it can be used to help decide if taping may be legal in your State and under what conditions they may be legal. The “Taping” chart may need to be updated as time goes on as laws change. This chart is meant to be used as a starting point and not relied on to make YOUR decision to tape OR not to tape. It is important that user/s of this chart check with their State OR an attorney to ascertain the most current laws regarding taping.

Is consent
of all parties
required?

Are there
criminal
penalties?

Does the
statute allow
or civil suits?

Is there a
specific
hidden camera
law?


Are there
additional
penalties for
disclosing or
publishing
information?

Federal

X

X

X

Alabama

X

X

X

Alaska

X

X

X

Arizona

X

X

Arkansas

X

X

California

X

X

X

X

X

Colorado

X

X

Connecticut

X

X

X

Delaware

X

X

X

X

D.C.

X

X

X

Florida

X

X

X

Georgia

X

X

X

Hawaii

X

X

X

X

Idaho

X

X

X

Illinois

X

X

X

X

X

Indiana

X

X

X

Iowa

X

X

Kansas

X

X

X

Kentucky

X

X

Louisiana

X

X

X

X

Maine

X

X

X

X

Maryland

X

X

X

X

X

Massachusetts

X

X

X

X

Michigan

X

X

X

X

X

Minnesota

X

X

X

X

Mississippi

X

X

X

Missouri

X

X

X

X

Montana

X

X

X

Nebraska

X

X

X

Nevada

X

X

X

X

New Hampshire

X

X

X

X

X

New Jersey

X

X

X

New Mexico

X

X

X

New York

X

X

North Carolina

X

X

X

North Dakota

X

X

Ohio

X

X

X

X

Oklahoma

X

X

Oregon

X

X

Pennsylvania

X

X

X

X

X

Rhode Island

X

X

X

South Carolina

X

X

X

South Dakota

X

X

Tennessee

X

X

X

X

Texas

X

X

X

Utah

X

X

X

X

Vermont

Virginia

X

X

X

Washington

X

X

X

West Virginia

X

X

X

Wisconsin

X

X

X

Wyoming

X

X

X