Lt. Governorís Office Concludes First Round of Property Auctions PDF Print

 

For Immediate Release No. 008-12

January 18, 2012

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Lt. Governor’s Office Concludes First Round of Property Auctions

~Property Owners Encouraged to Pay Past Due Property Taxes~

The Division of Real Property Tax, Office of the Lieutenant Governor, announced today that it has concluded its first round of auctions of properties in delinquent payment status of ten or more years for the St. Croix district.  The auction was held at the Division of Personnel offices in Orange Grove, Christiansted. 

Five (5) properties were presented for auction to a capacity audience.   Initially, a combination of 25 commercial and residential properties per district were scheduled for sale, but have been removed from the auction lists as property owners either paid their balances in full or entered into installment agreements for payment.  Over 1,000 parcels have been identified as delinquent for ten or more years, with a total of $8,887,663 owed to the Government of the Virgin Islands.

Property auctions for the St. Thomas/St. John district will be held January 25 and 26, 2012 at the Division of Personnel offices located in the GERS Building, St. Thomas.   Potential bidders are encouraged to register between 8:00 – 9:00 a.m. on the day of the auction, as the auction will begin promptly at 9:00 a.m.

The Division of Real Property Tax advises property owners who have been identified as delinquent to contact the Tax Collector’s Office in their respective district to make arrangements for payment in order to avoid the sale of their properties.    Property owners whose properties are in probate are asked to file their cases with the Recorder of Deeds Office in their respective district. 

For more information, contact the Tax Collector’s Office at 776-8505 on St. Thomas, 776-6737 on St. John, 773-1105 in Christiansted or 772-0120 for the Frederiksted office.
     

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