LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR ROACH ANNOUNCES ST. CROIX REAL PROPERTY AUCTION SALE TO BE HELD IN MAY
Lieutenant Governor Tregenza A. Roach, Esq. announces that there will be a Real Property Tax Auction Sale for the District of St. Croix on Tuesday, May 30th, and Wednesday May 31st, 2023. The Real Property Tax Auction Sale will be conducted at the UVI Great Hall of the Albert Sheen Campus of the University of the Virgin Islands on St. Croix, beginning at 8:30am on both days. Auction participation requires in-person attendance at the scheduled auction events.
Any person who intends to participate in the auction must register with the Office of the Tax Collector prior to the event, preferably by completing and submitting an Auction Registration Form along with a Credit Card Authorization Form to the Office of the Tax Collector. Forms can be found online at https://propertytax.vi.gov.
Registration can also be completed in-person at the Office of the Tax Collector, located either on St. John at the Islandia Building, St. Thomas at the Nisky Center, or at the Leroy Quinn Finance Building, Sunny Isle, St. Croix. The fee to register prior to the auction is $50. The registration fee on the day of the auction is $200. Same-day registration payments can be made by money order or certified check.
Once a property is published for auction sale, the opportunity to begin a payment plan expires. To remove a property from the auction sale that has been scheduled and published, full payment of outstanding taxes, penalties, interests, sewer fees, and administration fees must be made by 3:00pm on May 29, 2023.
Any auction participant who is declared the winning bidder of property is hereby notified of a statutory 365-day redemption period within which the original property owner, or his agents, may remit payment for all taxes, interest, penalties, and fees necessary to reclaim the property. Clear title to property will only be conveyed to a winning bidder after the redemption period has ended.
For additional questions, please contact the Office of the Tax Collector at 340-774-2991.