Benton County Certificate of Trust Form (Arkansas)

All Benton County specific forms and documents listed below are included in your immediate download package:

Certificate of Trust Form

Benton County Certificate of Trust Form

Fill in the blank form formatted to comply with all recording and content requirements.
Included Benton County compliant document last validated/updated 5/15/2024

Certificate of Trust Guide

Benton County Certificate of Trust Guide

Line by line guide explaining every blank on the form.
Included Benton County compliant document last validated/updated 4/30/2024

Completed Example of the Certificate of Trust Document

Benton County Completed Example of the Certificate of Trust Document

Example of a properly completed form for reference.
Included Benton County compliant document last validated/updated 5/15/2024

When using these Certificate of Trust forms, the subject real estate must be physically located in Benton County. The executed documents should then be recorded in the following office:

Benton County Circuit Clerk

215 E. Central Ave., Ste. 6, Bentonville, Arkansas 72712

Hours: 8:30 to 4:30 M-F

Phone: (479) 271-1017

Local jurisdictions located in Benton County include:

  • Avoca
  • Bella Vista
  • Bentonville
  • Cave Springs
  • Centerton
  • Decatur
  • Garfield
  • Gateway
  • Gentry
  • Gravette
  • Hiwasse
  • Lowell
  • Maysville
  • Pea Ridge
  • Rogers
  • Siloam Springs
  • Sulphur Springs

How long does it take to get my forms?

Forms are available immediately after submitting payment.

How do I get my forms, are they emailed?

Immediately after you submit payment, the Benton County forms you order will be available for download directly from your account. You can then download the forms to your computer. If you do not already have an account, one will be created for you as part of the order process, and your login details will be provided to you. If you encounter any issues accessing your forms, please reach out to our support team for assistance. Forms are NOT emailed to you.

What does "validated/updated" mean?

This indicates the most recent date when at least one of the following occurred:

  • Updated: The document was updated or changed to remain compliant.
  • Validated: The document was examined by an attorney or staff, or it was successfully recorded in Benton County using our eRecording service.
Are these forms guaranteed to be recordable in Benton County?

Yes. Our form blanks are guaranteed to meet or exceed all formatting requirements set forth by Benton County including margin requirements, content requirements, font and font size requirements.

Can the Certificate of Trust forms be re-used?

Yes. You can re-use the forms for your personal use. For example, if you have more than one property in Benton County that you need to transfer you would only need to order our forms once for all of your properties in Benton County.

What are supplemental forms?

Often when a deed is recorded, additional documents are required by Arkansas or Benton County. These could be tax related, informational, or even as simple as a coversheet. Supplemental forms are provided for free with your order where available.

What type of files are the forms?

All of our Benton County Certificate of Trust forms are PDFs. You will need to have or get Adobe Reader to use our forms. Adobe Reader is free software that most computers already have installed.

Do I need any special software to use these forms?

You will need to have Adobe Reader installed on your computer to use our forms. Adobe Reader is free software that most computers already have installed.

Do I have to enter all of my property information online?

No. The blank forms are downloaded to your computer and you fill them out there, at your convenience.

Can I save the completed form, email it to someone?

Yes, you can save your deed form at any point with your information in it. The forms can also be emailed, blank or complete, as attachments.

Are there any recurring fees involved?

No. Nothing to cancel, no memberships, no recurring fees.

Under A.C.A. 28-73-1013, a trustee can furnish a certification of trust in lieu of the trust instrument to prove his or her authority to act on behalf of an established trust.

The certification is an official document a recipient can rely upon, and assume without inquiry the existence of the facts contained within (28-73-1013(f)(1)). The document contains only information about the trust deemed relevant to the immediate transaction for which it is requested. The recipient has the right to request excerpts from the trust document containing the information presented in the certificate, but this opens the recipient to certain liabilities (e),(h).

The certification includes basic information such as the name, date, and type (revocable or irrevocable) of the subject trust, and verifies that the trust has not been revoked, modified, or amended in any manner that would cause the representations contained in the certification of trust to be incorrect (c). It discloses the identities of the trust's settlor and all acting trustees, but maintains the confidentiality of anyone having a beneficial interest in the trust. The powers of the trustee relevant to the conveyance of trust property are enumerated, as well as any requirements for authenticating documents in the case that there are multiple trustees. Finally, the certificate establishes the name by which a trust will vest title to real property.

As with all documents relating to real estate, the certification should contain a legal description of the subject property. This is the same legal description found on the deed conveying the property into the trust. The certification of trust is signed by any trustee in front of a notary public before it is recorded in the county in which the subject property is situated.

Each case is unique, so contact an attorney with any questions regarding certifications of trust or for complex situations.

(Arkansas Certificate of Trust Package includes form, guidelines, and completed example)

Our Promise

The documents you receive here will meet, or exceed, the Benton County recording requirements for formatting. If there's an issue caused by our formatting, we'll make it right and refund your payment.

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