The Real Estate Division of the Commissioner of State Lands is located in 1020 W. 4th Street, in Little Rock (on the corner of 4th & Ringo Streets). This Division processes the payment of delinquent property taxes. If you have unpaid taxes certified to the State of Arkansas, you may call the Real Estate Division at 501-324-9422 | Fax: 501-324-9424, or visit our office, to request a Petition To Redeem - a legal document noting the amount of taxes, penalties and interest due on delinquent property. The petition must be signed, notarized and returned to the State Land Office with proper payment.
Note: Only the record owner, his/her heirs, or agent acting on behalf of the record owner may redeem property by paying the back taxes.
To learn more about redeeming tax delinquent property, please review the Delinquent Taxes brochure. If you believe you have delinquent property certified to the state, you may request a Petition to Redeem on this web site. You will need the properties’ parcel number, which is located on your real property tax bill.
The Real Estate Division also researches tax delinquent land titles to notify owners and interested parties that land has been scheduled for sale. This division conducts public auctions of tax delinquent property and processes offers to purchase on negotiated sales. To request information on land sales, including post auction sales lists for a particular county, please contact the Real Estate Division at 501-324-9422 | Fax: 501-324-9424. You can view and download the public auction catalog as well as post auction sales lists on this web site.
The Real Estate Division also processes requests for patent information, and houses the county certification books.