Arkansas Deed Forms & Templates

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An Arkansas property deed form is involved when a person needs to prove ownership of real estate in Arkansas or transfer that property to another person or business.

Found in Title 18 of the Arkansas Code, Arkansas statutes covering conveyance or transfer of property provide details and instructions on transferring property. Usually, a property seller, or grantor, writes a deed that transfers property to the grantee or buyer. We then record that deed and file it in the local county. 

Types of Arkansas Deeds

Arkansas recognizes several different types of property deeds. These include:

Arkansas General Warranty Deeds

A warranty deed in Arkansas is the paperwork that seals property transfer from a buyer to a seller. In Arkansas, a warranty deed must be notarized by a notary public and must include the words “grant, bargain, and sell” when describing the property transfer. 

Arkansas Quit Claim Deeds

A quitclaim deed is a document used to transfer real estate from a seller to a buyer without a warranty on the title. This transfers only the seller’s interest, which may not be complete ownership of the property.

Arkansas Special Warranty Deeds

A special warranty deed is like a quitclaim deed in Arkansas, but with a critical difference. The document notes that the seller is transferring less than clear ownership of a property and guarantees that they did not transfer that interest to a person other than the buyer.

Arkansas Deed of Trust

If a transfer of real property in Arkansas involves a loan, an Arkansas deed of trust form can be used. A deed of trust secures the obligation of all involved parties. 

Frequently Asked Questions

You may still have questions about Arkansas property deeds. These frequently asked questions may help.

The transfer of a deed in Arkansas requires the signatures of two witnesses plus the parties involved. The completed deed should be filed in the circuit clerk’s office of the county where the property involved is located.

To get a copy of a deed to a property in Arkansas, contact the circuit clerk’s office in the county where the property is located. Not all Arkansas counties provide online access to documents such as deeds, mortgages, and liens.

A transfer tax is involved in transferring a deed in Arkansas. This transfer tax is $3.30 for every $1,000 involved. For a $200,000 property, the transfer tax would be $660. This does not include the costs that can be involved in preparing a property deed.

Individuals and mortgage companies and title companies can prepare property deeds in Arkansas using forms that can be downloaded. Lawyers are not required for deed preparation in Arkansas, but they’re often involved in more complex cases. Consult county circuit clerks for questions on filing.