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(a) A claimant shall file in the office of the clerk of the circuit court of the county in which the land is situated a petition describing the land and stating facts which show a prima facie right and title to the land in himself or herself and that there is no adverse occupant thereof.
(b)(1) The petitioner shall initiate a search of the following records in order to identify persons entitled to notice and shall provide notice as required under subdivision (b)(2) of this section:
(A) Land title records in the office of the county recorder;
(B) Tax records in the office of the county collector;
(C) Tax records in the office of the county treasurer;
(D) Tax records in the office of the county assessor;
(E) For an individual, records of the probate court for the county in which the property is located;
(F) For a partnership, partnership records filed with the county clerk; and
(G) For a business entity other than a partnership, business entity records filed with the Secretary of State.
(2)(A) The petitioner shall send notice by certified mail to the last known address in duplicate, with one (1) copy addressed by name to the person entitled to notice and the other copy addressed to “occupant”, and if the certified mail is returned undelivered, the petitioner shall send a second notice by regular mail.
(B) The petitioner shall post a notice of the pending quiet title action conspicuously on the property.
(3) If the petitioner has knowledge of any other person who has, or claims to have, interest in the lands, the petitioner shall so state, and the person or persons shall be summoned as defendants in the case.
(c) The petitioner may embrace in his or her petition as many tracts of land as he or she sees proper so long as they all lie in the county.
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - Arkansas Code Title 18. Property § 18-60-502. Petition--Requirement--Contents - last updated January 01, 2020 | https://codes.findlaw.com/ar/title-18-property/ar-code-sect-18-60-502/
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