Lt. Governor's Office Using Technology to Make Property Data More Accessible to Public
For Immediate Release
February 11, 2014
For More Information Contact:
Shawna K. Richards, Director of Communications
Ph: (340) 773-6459 ext. 3129
Lt. Governor’s Office Using Technology to Make Property Data More Accessible to Public
The Lieutenant Governor’s Office is reminding the community that the territory’s property records are available online on the agency’s website, www.ltg.gov.vi. As the custodian of the territory’s property records, the Office has utilized technology to preserve these records and improve customer service by making this data transparent and accessible to the public, states Tax Assessor Ira Mills.
“The Lieutenant Governor’s Office takes its responsibilities as the custodians of the territory’s property records very seriously,” Mills noted. “For more than twenty years, we have gone to great lengths to properly preserve property data, which is now stored electronically as well as on microfiche,” he said. “This investment in our record management has supported our ability to have these records available online and easily accessible to all persons having an interest in Virgin Islands property data.”
According to Mills, the Lieutenant Governor’s Office also continues to take measures to improve its service to the public. “Our goal remains to remove the mystery associated with property records of this territory. With that in mind, property records - from deeds to property tax data - can now be easily accessed on the agency’s website. Recent updates to the GIS viewer, which provides property data and the territory’s most current aerial photography, now gives users access to a wealth of property information, to include zoning, flood zone, soil and topography data and street addresses.”
The public is encouraged to visit the Lieutenant Governor’s Office website, www.ltg.gov.vi to view the extent of property records and data that is available and accessible to the community.