Arkansas Rental Laws

Arkansas Rental Laws

Your Guide to Arkansas Rental Laws with helpful links and information for leases, rent, security deposits, tenant screening, real estate and government.

Official Website of the State of Arkansas

The United States Census Bureau estimates that the population of Arkansas was 2,966,369 on July 1, 2014, a 1.73% increase since the 2010 United States Census

The State of Arkansas has 75 counties.

State Rules and Regulations

Important Lease Terms

Security Deposits

  • Amount: 2 Months
  • Return Deadline:  60 Days

Fees and Notice

  • Applications Fees: No Restrictions
  • Termination Notice:  10 Days
  • Tenant Rights to Withhold Rent: No Statute

Landlord Disclosures

  • Required Landlord Disclosures: Arkansas State Disclosures Not Required
  • The Lead Disclosure Rule:  Federal law requires that before signing a lease for housing built before 1978, renters must receive The Lead Based Paint EPA Disclosure and Lead Based Paint EPA Pamphlet

Real Estate Links

Federal Goverment

  • Fair Credit Reporting Act:  Federal Government legislation which promotes the accuracy, fairness, and privacy of consumer information contained in the files of consumer reporting agencies.
  • Fair Housing Act:  The Fair Housing Act protects people from discrimination when they are renting, buying, or securing financing for any housing. The prohibitions specifically cover discrimination because of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, disability and the presence of children

Credit Reports   

Tenant Screening

  • Counties covered:  Arkansas ,Ashley ,Baxter ,Benton ,Boone ,Bradley ,Calhoun ,Carroll ,Chicot ,Clark, Clay, Cleburne ,Cleveland ,Columbia ,Conway , Craighead ,Crawford , Crittenden ,Cross ,Dallas, Desha, Drew ,Faulkner ,Franklin ,Fulton ,Garland ,Grant ,Greene , Hempstead ,Hot Spring, Howard, Independence, Izard ,Jackson ,Jefferson ,Johnson ,Lafayette ,Lawrence ,Lee ,Lincoln, Little River,Logan, Lonoke ,Madison ,Marion ,Miller ,Mississippi ,Monroe ,Montgomery, Nevada, Newton, Ouachita ,Perry,Phillips ,Pike ,Poinsett ,Polk ,Pope ,Prairie ,Pulaski, ,Randolph ,St. Francis ,Saline, Scott, Searcy, Sebastian ,Sevier ,Sharp ,Stone ,Union ,Van Buren ,Washington White ,Woodruff ,Yell
  • Summary of Your Rights Under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA)
  •  Options for Tenant Screening Packages and Prices 

Last Updated: April 6, 2020