Arkansas Affidavit of Inheritance | Motor Vehicle

When a vehicle owner living in the state of Arkansas passes away, heirship laws require successors to file separate paperwork to claim inheritance of the motor vehicle. The Affidavit of Inheritance of a Motor Vehicle is only one page long and does not require much complex information, but it is important for the successor(s) to make sure they have a copy of the decedent’s death certificate, will (if any), power of attorney paperwork, executor of estate paperwork, or other documentation proving that the person filling out the paperwork is or was legally responsible for the decedent’s estate in some way. The Arkansas Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) manages these documents, and there may be some title transfer fees and taxes involved.

In Arkansas, the Affidavit of Inheritance of a Motor Vehicle applies to cars, trucks, and watercraft.

How to Write

Step 1 – Download in Adobe PDF or Microsoft Word (.doc).

Step 2 – Enter the following information about the vehicle:

  • License plate number
  • Serial number (VIN)
  • Year
  • Make
  • Model
  • Registered owner shown on DMV records
  • Successor of the Estate (your name)

Step 3 – Sign the form in the presence of a notary public and send to the following address: