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Arkansas Deed Forms

An Arkansas deed is used to legally transfer a property title from a grantor (previous owner) to a grantee (new owner). Different deeds provide the grantee with varying levels of security. For example, a warranty deed will provide the grantee with a guarantee that the title is clean, free of any encumbrances or ownership claims. A quit claim deed, on the other hand, provides no such assurances and is usually reserved for transfers between family members or trusted friends.

Before a deed is deemed valid, it must be notarized and signed by two (2) disinterested witnesses, after which it may be filed with the local circuit court.


Types (5)

Deed of Trust – A transfer of property where a lender will provide a loan to a buyer while a trustee will hold the property’s title until the loan is repaid.

General Warranty Deed – A secure deed that assures the grantee that the property title is free of any encumbrances.

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Quit Claim Deed – This deed offers no protection to the purchaser and transfers the title as-is.

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Special Warranty Deed – Provides a guarantee by the current owner to the purchaser that there are no encumbrances on the property; however, this does not cover any previous owners.


Transfer on Death Deed – Otherwise known as a “beneficiary deed,” this deed transfers the title of a property to a designated beneficiary upon the current owner’s death.