Updated on August 13th, 2022
An Arkansas general warranty deed is a property conveyance instrument that provides the buyer with the promise of a clean title free of unresolved liens, easements, or encumbrances. If an unforeseen title defect arises, the seller will be liable to defend the title on behalf of the grantee (buyer) and their heirs, regardless of when the defect originated. If the seller wishes to limit the warranty to their period of ownership, they may want to execute the special warranty deed in place of this document.
- Statutes: § 18-12-102
- Formatting: § 14-15-402(b)(1), §
- Signing Requirements (§ 18-12-104 & § 18-12-201): Notary Public and Two (2) Disinterested Witnesses
- Where to record (§ 14-15-404(a)(1)): Circuit Court
- Recording fees (§ 21-6-306(a)): $15 for the first page, $5 for each additional page
- Arkansas Real Property Tax Affidavit of Compliance Form: Any real property transactions exceeding $100 must pay a Real Property Transfer tax at a rate of $3.30 per $1,000. This form must be filed with the deed with payment or a note of exemption in order to comply with the Department of Finance and Administration.