Let’s be honest – we’re all a tad bit nosey. When you’re driving down the road and you see an incredible villa, part of you (or at least me) wants to know who owns the property. Or perhaps you’re doing a little villa shopping and you’re curious who owns a parcel or even the adjoining land. Well, now you can find out pretty easily.
The Lieutenant Governor’s office recently upgraded the territory’s online property records and we have to say, it’s pretty neat.
The way it works is simple: First, visit www.mapgeo.com/usvi. There you’ll find two main ways to search for a property record. First, you can zoom in to either St. John, St. Thomas or St. Croix. Once you zoom in to a particular island, the property lines will pop up. Click on the parcel of interest to you and you will see the owner’s information.
You can also look up property information by address, property owner or property id. Forewarning: This does not always work. But if the system is feeling like working, all you have to do is type in the name of a property owner, business, address, etc. (Example: Wharfside) and the property record will pop up. Pretty neat, right?
Here’s what the Lieutenant Governor’s office had to say the upgrade: “Our goal remains to remove the mystery associated with property records of this territory … Recent updates to the GIS viewer, which provides property data and the territory’s most current aerial photography, now gives users access to a wealth of property information, to include zoning, flood zone, soil and topography data and street addresses.”
Go on, research away.