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Lieutenant Governor Tregenza Roach has announced a change in the venue for the much-anticipated Real Property Tax Auction Sale for the District of St. Croix. The auction, scheduled for Tuesday, May 30th, and Wednesday, May 31st, 2023, will now take place at the St. Croix Educational Complex Auditorium instead of its previous location.
The auction was initially set to be held at the University of the Virgin Islands Great Hall. The decision to move it to the new site came after an overwhelming response, with a larger than anticipated number of registered participants. The St. Croix Educational Complex Auditorium was selected as a more appropriate venue to accommodate the increased interest.
The bidding will commence at 8:30 a.m. on both days, and interested participants must be present in-person at the scheduled auction events.
Interested individuals can still register for the event by contacting the Office of the Tax Collector and submitting an Auction Registration Form with a Credit Card Authorization Form. The forms are accessible online at https://propertytax.vi.gov. Additionally, registration can be performed 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.
Potential attendees are advised that a registration fee of $50 applies when registering before the auction, while same-day registration is available at a cost of $200, payable via money order or certified check.
An updated Real Property Tax Auction Listing is available on the Office of the Lieutenant Governor’s website at https://ltg.gov.vi
In an important note, once a property is listed for auction sale, the option to begin a payment plan will no longer be available. To avoid having a property listed in the auction sale, full payment of all outstanding taxes, penalties, interests, sewer fees, and administration fees must be cleared by 3:00 pm on May 29, 2023.
For any further inquiries, interested parties are encouraged to contact the Office of the Tax Collector at 340-774-2991.