How to Transfer a Car Title in Arkansas

To introduce a car title in the state of Arkansas, it’s a good idea to read these instructions, locate all the appropriate lines on the title, and read any instructions on the title before you start filling in the information.

Turn to the back of your Arkansas car title and look near the top. There are several places where you need to enter information, so make sure you fill out all of the appropriate lines.

  1. On the first line that says “Printed name,” print the buyer’s name.
  2. Under that, print the buyer’s complete address (street address, city, state, and zip code).
  3. In the box that’s labeled “Mileage,” enter the car’s current odometer reading.
  4. If you’re trading in your vehicle and applying the value to the purchase of another car, you’ll need to enter some information about the new vehicle in a series of boxes. That includes the trade-in vehicle’s year, make model, body style, and identification number.
  5. Again, if you’re purchasing a new vehicle and trading in your old one, you’ll need to enter the full sales price of the purchased vehicle. Under that, you’ll need to enter the value of your trade-in. Under that, you’ll subtract the trade-in amount from the cost of the new vehicle where it says “Next taxable trade difference.”
  6. Everyone selling a vehicle should sign their name and print their address on the line that says “Signatures and address of the seller.” Note that if two people are signing, they must fit their signatures on the same line.
  7. On the next line, write in the date the vehicle was sold. Next to that, print the name (or names) of the seller(s).
  8. On the next line, on the right side of the page, there is a line where the buyer needs to sign their name. Under that is a line where the buyer needs to print their name. Again, if there are two buyers, they both need to fit their names on these small lines.

For other questions about transferring a car title in Arkansas, visit Department of Finance and Administration website.

How to apply for a Replacement Title in Arkansas?

There is a process to follow when applying for a Replacement Title in Arkansas.

The five steps listed below are instructions for applying for a Replacement Title in Arkansas.

  1. Signed application: The previously titled owner of record must sign an application for a duplicate title. If the car is jointly owned with the ownership that was connected by “and,” both owners must sign. If the ownership was written and connected by “or,” either of the owners should sign.
  2. Lien Holder Permission: Once the car has a lien and is still in effect, the lien holder completes and signs the Permission to Issue a Replacement Title Form. Once permission is granted, an email is sent to the lien holder.
  3. Lien Release: A lien release is required if the customer states that a recorded lien has been released. A notification is sent to the lien holder informing the holder that they have 10 business days to respond to the validity of the released lien. The title is printed and provided to the owner if the lien holder does not respond during the 10 business days. If the lien responds to the notification as an invalid release, the title will be given to the lien holder.
  4. Proof of Identification to the vehicle: The applicant in Arkansas must provide proof to identify the vehicle. It should either be a vehicle registration certificate, license plate number, or vehicle identification number.
  5. Payment: The cost for a Replacement Title in Arkansas is $10.00. Payments made through checks should be made payable to the Department of Finance and Administration.