Attorney General’s Chamber
Land Divisions Building
CROWN LAND UNIT
Government Compound, Grand Turk Turks and Caicos Islands British West Indies Telephone: (649) 946-2801 Facsimile: (649) 946-1145 Email: LCharles@gov.tc
TCIG Resumes Allocations of Crown Land for Residential Purposes The Lands Division, Attorney General’s Chambers of the Turks and Caicos Islands Government wishes to announce that it has resumed the allocation of Crown Land for Residential development since the 7th of February 2013. Further to the commencement of this allocation process the division has not received a tremendous amount of applications and is hereby encouraging potential aspirants to register before the closing date; Friday 7th February 2014. The announced resumption is accompanied by a call by the Crown Land Unit for applications for the purchase of 20 parcels of land in Grand Turk. These parcels which range in sizes of between 0.22 and 0.30 of an acre and are priced at between $15,500 and $24,800, are being made available for sale for residential development only. The lot sizes are consistent with the new guidelines on the size of residential allotment of crown lands. These first allocations, under “Residential Scheme No. GT001”, are being made available in North West Suburbs Grand Turk, adjacent to the immediate west of North Creek. Allocations are being made on a First Come First Served basis and completed application forms MUST be accompanied by proof of Turks and Caicos Islander Status, proof of age and proof of payment of the non-refundable Application Fee of US$100.00. The allocation of crown land was discontinued in 2008, just prior to the suspension of the TCI Constitution in August 2009, following allegations of widespread mis-appropriation of Crown Land assets. The resumption of Crown Land allocations are being made in line with new policies regarding land administration and in accordance with the new Crown Land Ordinance 2012. A TCI Belonger discount of 25 percent of the Open Market Value has also been applied.
Prospective applicants are being asked to note, that ONLY applicants, who have never received an allocation of crown land; who are Belongers aged 21 and over are eligible to apply. Applications close on Friday, 7th February at 2:00pm. Please not further that if there are more applications than parcels available, selections will be made by open ballot. Potential applicants may collect an application form from any of the offices of the Crown Land Unit in Grand Turk and Providenciales, or the Offices of the District Commissioner on North Caicos, Middle Caicos, South Caicos and Salt Cay. Forms may also be downloaded from the Crown Land Unit Website; www.tcilandinfo.tc.