Tax Lien Certificates and Tax Deed Sales in Arkansas AR

There are 75 Counties in Arkansas. Arkansas became the 25th state on June 15, 1836. The state motto is "The People Rule".

Currently, Arkansas does not offer tax lien certificates, it is a tax deed state.

Summary: (a)(1) All lands upon which the taxes have not been paid for one (1) year following the date the taxes were due, October 10, shall be forfeited to the State of Arkansas and transmitted by certification to the Commissioner of State Lands for collection or sale. (Sec. 26-37-101), who may sell the property at a public auction following a two-year redemption period (Sec. 26-37-301).

Law: Arkansas Code of 1987, Title 26, Chapter 37, "Sale or Forfeiture of Real Property."

Tax Sale List: Use Arkansas Tax Sale Lists to search for Arkansas tax lien certificates to buy or bid on. Generally most Arkansas tax sale lists will identify the property owner, parcel number, legal description and the amount due. In some cases, the tax sale list may include the tax collectors assessed value of the property.

Contact: County Tax Collectors or Commissioner of State Lands

Interest Rate: N/A

Auction Type: Tax Deeds. (a) If the tax-delinquent land is not redeemed within the thirty-day period, the Commissioner of State Lands shall issue a limited warranty deed to the land (Sec. 26-37-203).

Bidding Procedure: Higher purchase price bids are made. The highest bidder generally must pay all taxes, interest, penalties, and other costs (Sec. 26-37-201, Sec. 26-37-302). (a) Bidders may bid at the sale or mail their bid to the office of the Commissioner of State Lands. Bids shall be delivered at the appropriate place before the deadline established in the notice of sale.

(b) If no one bids at least the assessed value, the Commissioner may negotiate a sale. All negotiated sales shall have approval of the Attorney General of the State of Arkansas.

(c) The Commissioner shall conduct tax-delinquent sales in the county wherein the land is located, unless the Commissioner determines that there are not enough parcels of land to justify a sale in one (1) county only. In that case, the Commissioner may hold a tax-delinquent land sale in one (1) location and thereat sell land located in more than one (1) county if the counties wherein the lands are located are adjoining counties.

(d) The sales shall be conducted on the dates specified in the notices required by this subchapter.

(e) Unless the owners of record tender all taxes, penalties, interest, and costs due within thirty (30) days after the date of sale, a limited warranty deed will be issued by the Commissioner to the purchaser (Sec. 26-37-202).

Costs: Fees and costs payable by a purchaser at a tax sale include all costs of notices (Sec. 26-37-104) and The Commissioner of State Lands shall charge a twenty-five dollar ($25.00) collection fee for each deed issued by the Commissioner of State Lands, whether the land is redeemed or sold. (Sec. 26-37-105). The public notice shall contain the amount of taxes, interest, penalties, and other costs due on the land; (Sec. 26-37-201).

Redemption: An owner or other interested party may redeem tax-delinquent land at any time up until the tax sale (Sec. 26-37-301), as well as during the 30 days following the date of the sale (Sec. 26-37-202). A special redemption period applies for persons under disability, who have two years from the expiration of their disability to redeem their property (Sec. 26-37-305).

Deed Assigned at Foreclosure to: (a) If the tax-delinquent land is not redeemed within the thirty-day period, the Commissioner of State Lands shall issue a limited warranty deed to the land (Sec. 26-37-203)

Notes: Ninety (90) days after a public auction, parcels offered, but not sold, are available for sale through the Commissioner of State Lands office. You may request a list of properties available for a specific county by writing to the Commissioner of State Lands or by calling the Real Estate Division at 501-324-9422. The cost is fifty cents ($.50) per page. You will be invoiced for the list when it is mailed to you. The lists are now available on our website at Please click on the "Publications" menu for easy access. The lists are updated daily.



County:  Auction Type:  Bidding Type:  Population: 
Arkansas  Tax Deed  Bid Up 20,749
Ashley  Tax Deed  Bid Up 24,209
Baxter  Tax Deed  Bid Up 38,386
Benton  Tax Deed  Bid Up 153,406
Boone  Tax Deed  Bid Up 33,948
Bradley  Tax Deed  Bid Up 12,600
Calhoun  Tax Deed  Bid Up 5,744
Carroll  Tax Deed  Bid Up 25,357
Chicot  Tax Deed  Bid Up 14,117
Clark  Tax Deed  Bid Up 23,546
Clay  Tax Deed  Bid Up 17,609
Cleburne  Tax Deed  Bid Up 24,046
Cleveland  Tax Deed  Bid Up 8,571
Columbia  Tax Deed  Bid Up 25,603
Conway  Tax Deed  Bid Up 20,336
Craighead  Tax Deed  Bid Up 82,148
Crawford  Tax Deed  Bid Up 53,247
Crittenden  Tax Deed  Bid Up 50,866
Cross  Tax Deed  Bid Up 19,526
Dallas  Tax Deed  Bid Up 9,210
Desha  Tax Deed  Bid Up 15,341
Drew  Tax Deed  Bid Up 18,723
Faulkner  Tax Deed  Bid Up 86,014
Franklin  Tax Deed  Bid Up 17,771
Fulton  Tax Deed  Bid Up 11,642
Garland  Tax Deed  Bid Up 88,068
Grant  Tax Deed  Bid Up 16,464
Greene  Tax Deed  Bid Up 37,331
Hempstead  Tax Deed  Bid Up 23,587
Hot Spring  Tax Deed  Bid Up 30,353
Howard  Tax Deed  Bid Up 14,300
Independence  Tax Deed  Bid Up 34,233
Izard  Tax Deed  Bid Up 13,249
Jackson  Tax Deed  Bid Up 18,418
Jefferson  Tax Deed  Bid Up 84,278
Johnson  Tax Deed  Bid Up 22,781
Lafayette  Tax Deed  Bid Up 8,559
Lawrence  Tax Deed  Bid Up 17,774
Lee  Tax Deed  Bid Up 12,580
Lincoln  Tax Deed  Bid Up 14,492
Little River  Tax Deed  Bid Up 13,628
Logan  Tax Deed  Bid Up 22,486
Lonoke  Tax Deed  Bid Up 52,828
Madison  Tax Deed  Bid Up 14,243
Marion  Tax Deed  Bid Up 16,140
Miller  Tax Deed  Bid Up 40,443
Mississippi  Tax Deed  Bid Up 51,979
Monroe  Tax Deed  Bid Up 10,254
Montgomery  Tax Deed  Bid Up 9,245
Nevada  Tax Deed  Bid Up 9,955
Newton  Tax Deed  Bid Up 8,608
Ouachita  Tax Deed  Bid Up 28,790
Perry  Tax Deed  Bid Up 10,209
Phillips  Tax Deed  Bid Up 26,445
Pike  Tax Deed  Bid Up 11,303
Poinsett  Tax Deed  Bid Up 25,614
Polk  Tax Deed  Bid Up 20,229
Pope  Tax Deed  Bid Up 54,469
Prairie  Tax Deed  Bid Up 9,539
Pulaski  Tax Deed  Bid Up 361,474
Randolph  Tax Deed  Bid Up 18,195
Saline  Tax Deed  Bid Up 83,529
Scott  Tax Deed  Bid Up 10,996
Searcy  Tax Deed  Bid Up 8,261
Sebastian  Tax Deed  Bid Up 115,071
Sevier  Tax Deed  Bid Up 15,757
Sharp  Tax Deed  Bid Up 17,119
St. Francis  Tax Deed  Bid Up 29,329
Stone  Tax Deed  Bid Up 11,499
Union  Tax Deed  Bid Up 45,629
Van Buren  Tax Deed  Bid Up 16,192
Washington  Tax Deed  Bid Up 157,715
White  Tax Deed  Bid Up 67,165
Woodruff  Tax Deed  Bid Up 8,741
Yell  Tax Deed  Bid Up 21,139

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By david on Tuesday, November 10th 2009, 9:07 am:
property tax

By Juan Trevino on Tuesday, September 14th 2010, 5:19 pm:
Could you please e-mail a list of tax lien certificates for Pulaski County? My E-mail address is Thank you very much.

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