Lieutenant Governor Osbert E. Potter Advises Public About Cancellation of Property Tax Auctions Sale
For Immediate Release No. 43-15
July 17, 2015
For More Information Contact:
Regina Watson, Public Relations Officer
Ph: (340) 774-2991 ext. 4122
Fax: (340) 774-6953
Osbert E. Potter Advises Public About Cancellation of Property Tax Auctions
Notice is hereby given that Lieutenant Governor
Osbert E. Potter, acting pursuant to the due process requirements outlined in
Title 33, Section 2541 of the Virgin Islands Code, voids all property tax sales
transactions that occurred on the following dates:
In 2012 and 2013
there were 12 property auctions held Territory wide – 6 on St. Thomas and 6 on
St. Croix. The notice of attachment that was sent to property owners was
defective and thus all sales are void.
sales conducted on the above-referenced dates are rescinded, and all property sold at
said auctions are hereby re-conveyed to the original owner, his/heirs or
assigns as the case might be. The property shall remain subject to all liens
and legal claims against it to the same extent and in the same manner as though
said property had not been sold for taxes.
If you have any
questions or require additional information, please call Attorney Dolace Mclean
at the Lieutenant Governor’s Office at 340-774-2991 on St. Thomas.