The merger of Land Registry Department and Survey Department

Benedicta Samuels Appointed Chief Registrar Of Lands

Friday, 14 August 2015 - 4:45pm

Ms. Benedicta Samuels has been appointed to the post of Chief Registrar of Lands at the Land Registry Department for a period of three months, effective July 8.


Certified Copy

A certified copy of land records is authenticated by affixing the Land Registry’s stamp and endorsed by a Registry officer.

What records are available for certified copies?

  • Registers
  • Registered Documents

Registered Land Rules of 1972 (CAP.229)
Intestate Estates Act (CAP.34)
Judgments Act (CAP.35)
Non-Belongers Land Holding Regulation Act (CAP.122)
Condominium Ordinance (CAP.219)
Conveyancing and Law of Property Ordinance (CAP.220)
Land Acquisition Ordinance (CAP.222)
Land Adjudication Ordinance (CAP.223)
Trustee Ordinance (CAP.303)
Commissioners for Oaths & Notaries Public Act (CAP.12)
Common Law

  •     Your application was not submitted in triplicate.
  •     Your application involved more than one parcel and the copies submitted were not sufficient for you to receive a copy. A copy will be retained for each parcel.
  •     Applications must be submitted in triplicate. However, extra copies are not processed unless needed for applications involving more than one parcel.



  • Amendment of Charges
  • Charges
  • Discharges
  • Easements
  • Judgment Charges
  • Leases
  • Powers of Attorney
  • Powers of Sale
  • Restrictive Agreements
  • Subleases
  • Surrender of Lease
  • Transfers
  • Transmissions
  • Variation of Charges


  • Make sure boundary marks are in accordance with a registered survey plan.
  • Maintain in good order any features that demarcate your property especially if the property is adjoining

  • Registration section
  • Block and Parcel number
  • History of proprietorship
  • Type of proprietorship 
  • Acreage of land
  • Whether the land is crown land
  • Whether the land was mutated
  • Whether the land is provisional
  • Easements, Right of Ways, Covenants
  • Cautions, Restrictions, Leases
  • Charges, Discharges, Restrictive Agreements

The registration section, block number and parcel number of the property of interest.

Yes. Section 150 of the RLO states:

“Any person who under this Ordinance submits a caution or any instrument for registration, or is the proprietor of any land, lease or charge, shall furnish to the Registrar in writing a postal address within the Virgin Islands for service and shall notify him in writing of any change in address.”