State of Arkansas

Commissioner of State Lands

Post Auction Sales Lists

Properties certified to the Commissioner of State Lands that are offered at the initial public auction but do not sell are made available for sale through the Post Auction Sales process thirty(30) days from the date of the initial public offering.


The delinquent owner of record maintains the right to redeem these land(s) ten(10) business days following the official post auction sale date set by the COSL. If property is redeemed within the prescribed period, purchasers will receive a full refund of the purchase price paid, no interest accruing.

**NOTE** - Offers created after August 1st, will contain the current years taxes.

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The Commissioner of State Lands office has partnered with DataScoutPro.com to provide county property records to interested parties. This service is provided free of charge, and is intended to assist you with your parcel research. This service is available on the auction catalog and negotiated sales list. Click the parcel number link to view the data. DataScoutPro.com data will display in a separate window.

DataScoutPro is now providing parcel mapping. This feature is only available in counties that DataScoutPro has GIS data available. DataScoutPro will provide parcel level mapping and county wide mapping where available

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Post Auction Sales Lists are also available in both Adobe PDF Format and Microsoft Excel Format.

pdf Post Auction Sales List in Adobe PDF Format
excel Post Auction Sales List in Microsoft Excel Format

Post Auction Sales Procedures

** NOTICE ** Beginning July 1, 2021, the Commissioner of State Lands will transition to an on-line auction system for purchasing post auction sale property. In order to make this transition, the last day that offer to purchase forms may be requested is April 30, 2021. This will allow our staff time to process all offers received under the current process. Please check back for information on how the on-line auction system will work.

Payment

Acceptable payment methods include: certified funds (such as a cashier’s check or money order), or if paying in person: cash or credit card. Payments must be accompanied by a valid Offer to Purchase form, and match the total amount due listed on the form. Payments made with insufficient funds will cancel the sale, and the purchaser may no longer be allowed to purchase properties from the COSL.


Refunds

If a property is redeemed or if a sale is overturned or cancelled, payments submitted by purchasers will be refunded in full by check, made payable to and mailed to the entity from whom the payment was received. Please allow thirty (30) days for your refund to be processed.


Litigation

By statute, sales by the COSL are subject to a ninety (90) day litigation period from the date the Limited Warranty Deed was issued. Depending on circumstances, there may be no time limitation on the former owner or interested party’s right to challenge the sale in court. It is recommended that purchasers make no major changes or improvements to properties before the expiration of the litigation period. Furthermore, it is advisable that purchasers seek legal consultation to establish stronger title to properties purchased through tax sale. Once again, the COSL cannot guarantee title.


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