Trends in eviction filings:

Virgin Islands

1 of 1 counties/municipalities tracked
916
Filings since March 16, 2020
32
Filings in December 2023

About this territory

48.3%
nationally
(45.83%)
Rent burdened residents
22.7%
(12.94%)
Poverty rate

Eviction Filings and Defaults in Virgin Islands

During the COVID-19 pandemic, there was a state-wide moratorium on evictions from March 23, 2020 to December 31, 2021.

The CDC moratorium was in place from September 4, 2020 through August 26, 2021.

Due to a lack of detailed demographic estimates below the territory-level, the estimates provided here are for the entire territory. Eviction moratorium dates come from territory government reporting.

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Notice stage

Does the law outline a process by which tenants can lawfully withhold rent in response to issues with their landlord? 
N/A
Are landlords required to give renters a notice to vacate before filing for eviction for nonpayment of rent? 
Yes
Minimum lawful period for notice to vacate for nonpayment of rent 
N/A
Are landlords required to give renters a notice to vacate before filing for eviction for reasons other than nonpayment of rent? 
Yes
Minimum lawful period for notice to vacate for reasons other than nonpayment of rent 
N/A

Filing stage

Does the jurisdiction require landlords to have a "just cause" to file for eviction? 
N/A
Does the jurisdiction require landlords to participate in an eviction diversion program prior to filing? 
N/A
Minimum time period between the day rent is due and the first day a landlord can file for eviction for nonpayment of rent 
N/A
Which courts have original jurisdiction over eviction cases? 
Superior
Total required fee to file an eviction case 
75
Is information on legal services required in the notice to vacate? 
N/A

Hearing stage

What is the minimum number of days a tenant must be served with a summons before they are required to "respond"? 
N/A
What must a tenant do to "respond" to a summons once it is received? 
N/A
Is information on legal services required in the summons? 
N/A
Can tenants pay back rent owed to stop evictions for nonpayment after filing but before the first hearing? 
N/A
Is there an active right to counsel program in place? 
N/A

Court decision stage

Are tenants permitted to appeal an eviction judgment? 
N/A
Up to how many days after an eviction judgment can a tenant file an appeal? 
N/A
Is the tenant required to pay a bond as part of the appeal? 
N/A
What is the minimum number of days after an eviction judgment that a writ can be issued? 
N/A
What is the minimum number of days after an eviction writ is issued that it can be executed? 
N/A
Can tenants pay back rent owed to stop evictions for nonpayment after an eviction judgment but before the writ is executed? 
N/A
Is there a law or court rule that automatically seals some eviction cases? 
N/A
Is there a law or court rule regulating the disclosure of eviction information on credit reports or tenant screening reports? 
N/A

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Please cite the data as: Civil Court Data Initiative. Legal Services Corporation, 2022. (accessed TODAY’s DATE).

Cases filed under a case type containing any of the following terms or with any of the following event information are considered evictions: civil - real property - forcible entry, detainer, and restitution

Census data comes from the following 2021 American Community Survey (ACS) 5-year tables: B25070 (rent burden), B25032 (housing units), and B25008 (renter and total population).