Oklahoma Call Recording Law

Below is a section of the Oklahoma State Statutes that we believe apply to recording phone conversations. This information is not intended as a substitute for legal counsel.

From the Oklahoma State Code

Okla. Stat. tit. 13, § 176.4: Anyone who is a party to a wire, oral or electronic communication or who has obtained consent from a party can lawfully record or disclose the contents of that communication, so long as he does not do so in furtherance of a criminal act.

Under the statute, consent is not required for the taping of a non-electronic communication uttered by a person who does not have a reasonable expectation of privacy in that communication. See definition of "oral communication," Okla Stat. tit. 13, § 176.2.

Unlawful recording or disclosure is a felony punishable by a fine of not less than $5,000 and jail time not to exceed five years. Okla. Stat. tit. 13, § 176.3.

Oklahoma law also makes it a misdemeanor to secretly loiter about a building with intent to hear discourse therein and repeat or publish it. Okla. Stat. tit. 21, § 1202.

Important Notice

It is always best to talk with an attorney if you have questions about the legal implications of recording calls in your state. We hope this information will serve as a general guide, and is not intended to substitute for expert legal counsel.

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