Benton County Notice of Intent to File Form (Arkansas)

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

Notice of Intent to File Form

Benton County Notice of Intent to File Form

Fill in the blank form formatted to comply with all recording and content requirements.
Included Benton County compliant document last validated/updated 4/30/2024

Notice of Intent to File Guide

Benton County Notice of Intent to File Guide

Line by line guide explaining every blank on the form.
Included Benton County compliant document last validated/updated 6/6/2024

Completed Example of the Notice of Intent to File Document

Benton County Completed Example of the Notice of Intent to File Document

Example of a properly completed form for reference.
Included Benton County compliant document last validated/updated 2/2/2024

When using these Notice of Intent to File 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 Notice of Intent to File 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 Notice of Intent to File 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.

The Arkansas 10 days' notice of intent to file lien under Ark Code Sec. 18-44-114 is a preliminary notice required from a potential claimant before filing a claim of lien against a property. A claim of lien is unenforceable if the claimant fails to abide notice requirements as directed by law.

The notice, delivered to the owner, states the balance owed on an underlying contract. If the balance is not paid within ten days' receipt of the notice, the claimant has a claim on the property and may proceed to file a claim of lien against the title.

Arkansas law stipulates what constitutes "delivery." Notice may be served by an officer authorized to serve process in a civil action; a person who would be a competent witness; by mail addressed to the person to be served, with restricted delivery and return receipt requested; or by any means that provides written, third-party verification of delivery to anywhere the owner maintains residence or an office or conducts business (18-44-114). When served by persons other than an officer, an affidavit of service of notice is also required. When served by mail, the verification of service is a return receipt signed by the addressee or a returned piece of mail or affidavit by postal worker showing refusal of notice by the addressee or that the notice was unclaimed.

In cases where the owner resides in a county other than the one in which the property under contract is located, the notice gets recorded in the circuit clerk's office. Otherwise, the notice is a standalone document, and is not required to be notarized or recorded. Proof of service of notice, along with a copy of the notice, however, is required when filing a claim of lien, so the document is attached as an exhibit to a claim of lien filing.

An effective notice should also contain a description of the property that will become subject to the lien, a description of the labor, services, materials, or equipment furnished by the claimant, and identify the claimant by name, along with any individual acting on behalf of the claimant signing the notice.

Consult an attorney questions about notice requirements, or for any other issues related to the lien law process in Arkansas.

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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