Arkansas Tenant-Landlord Law

South Central US Federated State, 137,755 km², 2,810,872 residents (2006 estimate), 20 residents/km², capital: Little Rock. Borders: Missouri (N), Tennessee and Mississippi (E), Louisiana (S), Texas (SW), Oklahoma (W). “For the geographical map, see page 432 of the 2nd volume.”. “For the geographical map see the lemma of the 2nd volume.”

State Overview

The territory, located in the Mississippi River basin, includes two morphologically well-differentiated regions: one more prominent in the NW and W, where the Ozark plateau extends culminating in the Boston Mountains and where, further south, beyond the broad valley of the Arkansas River, the Ouachita Mountains rise (Mount Magazine, 862 m); the other, E and S, corresponding to the vast alluvial plain of Mississippi, just moved by hilly bumps. The climate is humid subtropical, characterized by a relatively high rainfall (average of 1200 mm per year), hot and long summers and mild winters. All streams flow into Mississippi, which marks the eastern border, including Arkansas, the White River and the Red River. Urban centers generally have a modest demographic depth: beyond the capital, Little Rock, we remember Fort Smith, Pine Bluff and Hot Springs.


The economy of the state is essentially based on agriculture, favored by numerous irrigation works along the course of the Arkansas River: the predominant crop is that of cotton, followed by those of soy, rice, tobacco, fruit. The other economic activities are represented by the extractive industry. As far as mining activities are concerned, Arkansas annually produces more than 50% of the US total of bauxite, which feeds the state’s aluminum industry (one of the most modern plants is located in Jones Hill). The subsoil is also rich in oil, natural gas, manganese and coal. Murfreesboro is home to the only US diamond deposit. The manufacturing industries are developed in the woodworking, paper and food sectors;


Explored by Spaniards and French between the sec. XVI and XVIII, occupied in 1682 by René Robert Cavalier in the name of Louis XIV, was the seat in 1686 of the first permanent European plant (which later took the name of Arkansas Post). In 1803 it was purchased by the USA together with Louisiana (of which it was part). In 1819 it became a separate territory and in 1836 it was admitted to the Union as a state. At the outbreak of the Secession war, it joined the Confederation; readmitted to the Union in 1868, Arkansas has often been the scene of racial tensions fueled by far-right groups, very numerous and active in the country, which have sometimes caused serious accidents.

Below you will see top cities in Arkansas.

Little Rock

City ​​(175,303 residents in 1998; 548,352 residents the metropolitan area in 1996) and capital of the State of Arkansas (USA), 200 km to WSW of Memphis, on the right of the Arkansas River. Road and railway junction and agricultural market, it is home to the food, textile, chemical, wood, electrotechnical and mechanical industries; nearby, bauxite deposits. University (1927). Airport. It was founded in 1821.

Fort Smith (Arkansas)

City ​​(71,600 residents) of the State of Arkansas (USA), 200 km WNW of Little Rock, at the confluence of the Poteau River in the Arkansas River, bordering Oklahoma. Founded in 1817 as a military post, it is today the second largest city in the state, an important agricultural market and home to the food, textile, glass, mechanical, wood, paper, metallurgical (zinc) and petrochemical industries; nearby, coal and natural gas fields.

Pine Bluff

City ​​(57,100 residents) of the State of Arkansas (USA), 60 km SSE of Little Rock, 70 m on the right of the Arkansas River. Agricultural (cotton) and livestock market with textile, chemical and wood industries. Airport. It was founded in 1819 under the name of Mount Marie.

Hot Springs

City ​​(35,800 residents) of the State of Arkansas (USA), 80 km to WSW of Little Rock, to which it is connected by rail, at the foot of the eastern side of the Ouachita Mountains. Located in the homonymous national park (400 ha), it is a well-equipped tourist and spa center.

Arkansas Rental Housing Information

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Consumer Protection Div., Landlord/Tenant Rights

Arkansas’ attorney general office supplied this guide presenting info and tips relevant to the renting consumer. Link to additional topics.


Arkansas Tenant-Landlord Law

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