Arkansas Quit Claim Deed Form

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The Arkansas quitclaim deed is a form that is used to transfer property by a seller to a purchaser without any warranty on the title that is being transferred. This type of deed only transfers the interest that the seller owns which may be no interest at all or clear title to the property. The seller is merely stating that he or she is giving up any claim to the property that they may or may not have. That is why it is called a “quit claim”. In all transfers, it is important that the purchaser completes a title search so he or she knows what he or she is purchasing, but it is especially important when a property is transferred by a quit claim.

Laws – § 18-12-209

Recording (§ 14-15-404) – All quit claims are to be submitted to the Circuit Court (See Map) along with the required filing fee.

Signing (§ 18-12-104) – A quit claim deed has the requirement of the Grantor(s) signing in front of a notary public and 2 disinterested witnesses.

Taxes – According to the Dept. of Finance and Administration the tax rate on any real estate transfer is $3.30 per $1,000. This must be paid and submitted with the Tax Compliance Affidavit before a recording may be completed.

How to Write

Step 1 – To begin, you must obtain a copy of the Arkansas Quit Claim Deed. You may obtain a PDF, ODT, or Word file by selecting the appropriate button below the image.

Step 2 – Below the heading “This Instrument was Prepared By,” the Preparer of this Arkansas Quit Claim Deed must enter his or her Full Name on the blank line labeled “Name.” The Preparer should, then, enter his or her Full Address using the lines labeled “Address,” “State,” and “Zip Code” in this section.

Step 3 – Next, in the section labeled “After Recording Return To,” report the Full Name and Address of the entity the Arkansas Circuit and Recording Office may send returned or filed materials. You may enter the Mail Recipient’s Full Name on the blank line labeled “Name.” Then, on the blank lines labeled “Address,” report the Building Number, Street, Suite or PO Number of the Mail Recipient’s Mailing Address. On the next line, enter the State and Zip Code associated with the Mail Recipient’s Mailing Address on the blank lines labeled “State” and “Zip Code.”

Step 4 – The body begins beneath the heading “State of Arkansas.” To begin, report the County where the Property is located on the blank line preceding the word “County.”

Step 5 – On the first blank line, below the words “Know All Men By These Presents,” fill in the dollar amount the Grantee has agreed to give the Grantor to release interest in the concerned Property. This should be written out, then, on the blank line in the parentheses, enter this dollar amount as a number.

Step 6 – Locate the first blank space of the next line, following the words “in hand paid to.” This space must have the Full Name of the Grantor receiving the payment documented in Step 5. The second blank space must have the word “Grantor” written on it. Finally, on the blank space following the words “residing at,” fill in the Street Address of the Grantor who shall receive this payment and release his or her interest in the concerned Property. Immediately following this will be the words “County of.” Report the County where the Grantor resides in this space. Then in the space following the words “City of,” report the City where the Grantor resides. Finally, report the State where the Grantor resides on the blank line following the words “State of.”

Step 7 – The next area of this paragraph will solidify the Full Name and Address of the Grantee. That is, the entity submitting Payment to the Grantor just listed. Locate the words “forever quitclaim to.” On the first available blank space following these words, fill in the Full Name of the individual who shall receive a legal interest in the concerned Property. Then, on the next space, make sure the word “Grantee” has been filled in. The third blank space on this line (after the words “residing at”), requires the Street Address where the Grantee resides. This Address should be continued by entering the County where the Grantee resides on the blank space after the words “County of.” The blank space after the words “City of” will require the City where the Grantee resides to be entered. Finally, on the last blank space in this line, report the State where the Grantee resides.

Step 8 – It will now be time to define the concerned Property. Locate the blank space between the words “…situated in” and the words “County, Arkansas…” Enter the County where the Property being conveyed is located. Below this will be several blank lines where you may enter a Legal Description for the concerned Property. This should include items such as the Address, Location, Description, and any documentation identifying this property with the state. You may attach copies to such documentation and cite the title on the blank lines if there is not enough room.

Step 9 – The next area will be composed of a Signature area. Each Grantor has a column of his or her own. If there are more than two, an attachment with the appropriate Signature and Information should be included. To begin, locate the first line (“Grantor’s Signature”). The Grantor releasing interest in the concerned Property must Sign his or her Name. On the next blank line (“Grantor’s Name”), the Grantor must Print or Type his or her Name. The third and fourth lines (“Address” and “City, State & Zip”) must have the Full Address of the Grantor entered.

Step 10 – Below the words “In Witness Whereof,” will be enough room for two Witnesses to successfully satisfy these areas requirements. The Witnessing Parties must Sign their Names on the blank space labeled “Witness’s Signature.” Then, on the blank space labeled “Witness’s Name,” the Witness must Print/Type his or her Name. Finally, use the lines labeled “Address” and “City, State & Zip” to report the Full Address of the Signing Witness. Note: Each Witness should have a column of his or her own.

Step 11 – The last area of this page, under the words “State Of Arkansas,” is where the Notary Public who is witnessing the Grantor and Witness Signing must provide the Property County, Parties Attending, and Date on the blank spaces provided. Below this, the Notary Public must provide Identification, a Seal, and the Expiration Date of his or her Commission.

Step 12 – When the Arkansas Quit Claim Deed has been successfully filled out and all attachments organized, you may submit it to the County Circuit Clerk and Recorder Office where the concerned property is located. Each Arkansas County Circuit Clerk and Recorder’s Office will have its own requirements. It is generally considered wise to call ahead to verify the specific submission requirements to file an Arkansas Quit Claim Deed.