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Recording Conversations

Reviewed 01/13/2021

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Introduction

The questions we get at the Law Library about audio recording conversations usually refer to private parties: family members, neighbors, or landlords and tenants, so that is what we focus on in this guide, though we have included some information about other situations. 

New Hampshire law is stricter than federal and many other states' laws. New Hampshire is a "two-party" or "all-party" state where every party to a conversation has to agree to the recording.  The New Hampshire statute is RSA 570-A, Wiretapping and Eavesdropping. Intentional violations of RSA 570-A can result in a class B felony or a misdemeanor charge as well as money damages.  

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Please remember that this guide is for information purposes only and is not comprehensive.  It is intended as a starting point for research, to illustrate the various sources of the law, and to provide guidance in their use. NH Law About ... is not a substitute for the services of an attorney.