The Division of Real Property Tax has completed the territory’s first round of delinquent property auctions with the conclusion of the St. Thomas-St. John District auction, which was held at the GERS Building on St. Thomas, according to a press release issued Wednesday by the Office of the Lieutenant Governor.
Seven properties — six on St. Thomas and one on St. John — were auctioned. On Jan. 18, five properties were presented for auction on St. Croix. These sales represent a small portion of the more than 1,000 properties that were originally identified as delinquent in property tax payments for 10 or more years. Because of the number of properties involved, the division has scheduled the auctions to take place over several months. The next round of auctions for both districts is expected to take place in March.
Delinquent property owners are reminded 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 also 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 in Frederiksted.