Recorder of Deeds

Welcome to the Recorder of Deeds Office where we take pleasure in serving you. Our motto is: “You are not an interruption to our business you are our business.” The Office of the Recorder of Deeds, which has two Districts (St. Croix and St. Thomas-St. John) operates under the supervision of the Lieutenant Governor, who exercises jurisdiction over the filing and recording of deeds and other instruments relative to real property.

The Recorder of Deeds office is responsible for recording all property deeds, mortgages, personal liens, tax liens, and other miscellaneous documents against individuals and property owners.

The Recorder of Deeds performs the duty of recording documents as outlined in Title 33, Section 2362 of the Virgin Islands Code. This section of the law provides for the transfer of real property or interest therein, mortgages, and other securities for debt secured by real property.


The Office of the Lieutenant Governor, Recorder of Deeds, is pleased to offer the opportunity for customers to submit documents electronically, making the process of document recording faster and more efficient.

eRecording Option via CSC® eRecording:
*   CSC® eRecording provides a web-based eRecording solution that enables submitters to electronically record real estate documents.
*   Phone: (866) 652-0111
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eRecording Option via Simplifile®:
*   Contact Barbara McLean, Regional Sales Director, ICE Mortgage Technology
*   Phone: (801) 223-1033
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Documents may be transmitted 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  The Recorder’s Office will process documents between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday (excluding government holidays).

*NOTE:  Virgin Islands Notary Act 8542 requires two witnesses.  No notary public may serve as both a subscribing witness and the notary public on a deed or other document of conveyance. A notarial act performed in violation of this subsection is void and may be rejected by the Recorder of Deeds.