how do i find out who the...
owners are of a particular property in St. Thomas? Is there a particular department or island recorder I can contact either via Internet or phone?? Any help is great!
You may be able to convince someone to let you dig through hard copy records on the grounds that they're public information but the information you seek is not available on line and I don't think anyone will provide you the information by phone. Record keeping here is lax to the point that when one sells property, it is incumbent upon the seller to provide receipts proving he or she has paid property taxes throughout his or her term of ownership. I don't know your reason for asking but if it's a house you're wondering about you could try knocking on the door and asking your question of whomever answers. If it's land, you could try asking neighbors. In the end you may simply find that most local property owners protect each other's privacy.
Thats what I thought...thanks tons dntw8up! oh yeah...and where would i go to dig for this info? what grounds?
The Virgin Islands Recorder of Deeds has a terrific website that is kept very current. You can pay a monthly or yearly subscription fee (very pricey) to access the information you want OR you can pay a per transaction fee. At this time, the records on the website go as far back as 09/01/1999. If you need any information prior to 09/1999, it can be accessed and viewed in person.
The address is:
Hope this helps!
That is a nice option but at $2 a page that is going to add up very quickly when you consider how large these documents are. Best way to do it is to go down to the deeds office. You can look at as many as you want for free. If your not living here you should really wait to buy or tell your realtor to do some leg work for you. If you have questions they should be finding out the answers for you.
You can get names and mailing addresses of owners of properties from the property tax office. When someone submits a permit application to DPNR for building or earth change to a property they own, they are required to include names and mailing addresses for all properties within 200 feet of their property, so the tax office is used to such requests and can give you that much info.
Actually, you can look for some information online: the VI Tax Assessors Office has a website
-you must enter the information just right to get a response. Don't use the address feature. Try "Legal Description" and enter the plot no. and estate name.
The Recorder of Deeds has a website:
It requires free registration but you can search recent deeds by island and estate or last name.
You can also call the Tax Assessors Office on St. Thomas and ask them.
I cant even find my info on that site. How can you use it with Plot # and estate name. Parcel # i don't no were to get that i would like to know who some lot owners. Would be interested in making my yard bigger. But like I said plot# no problem Parcel# how do you get that.
"I cant even find my info on that site."
That's what I meant when I said that the information isn't available on line. The websites exist but they usually don't yield much useful information. Perhaps there was money to set the websites up but when those funds were exhausted there was no money to maintain the sites.
While it might be very hard to believe that a government entity has created something that runs as it should (it was for me, and when I say this I mean government both here AND in the states), this website actually does happen to be one of those rare things. If you know how to navigate the site, it contains tremendous amount of information that is faithfully kept very current.
I wanted to put my additional .02 in on this because I think the Virgin Islands Recorder of Deeds has done an excellent job with this site.
I am not sure what you were looking for aschultz, but do remember that if you purchased your real estate prior to September 1, 1999, you will not find your information online.
Iguana, thanks for posting the tax assessors link -- that is also very helpful info.
aschultz - your parcel number is your tax ID number. You can find it on your tax bill. You also can put in your plot # and estate name in the box for legal description and your name should pop up in the results box down below.
THANKS TONS EVERYONE!! SUPER HELPFUL..WILL LOOK FOR WHAT I NEED!!! =)