HOUSTON (July 6, 2006) - The U.S. Virgin Islands of St. Croix, St. Thomas and St. John have completed the installation of Landata e-STAR Plus, a comprehensive Solution for Total Automation of Records for county clerks and recorders. The installation also incorporates Internet access capability, including an e-commerce module allowing the public to purchase officially recorded documents.
Landata e-STAR Plus is an end-to-end program that manages real property documents.
"As promised, we utilized technology to provide our constituents with secure land record information," said Lt. Gov. Vargrave Richards, United States Virgin Islands. "Our new Virgin Islands Web site offers both disaster recovery and the ability to provide e-commerce over the Internet. We will recognize new incremental revenue to help self-fund operations and reduce taxpayer burden."
St. Croix, St. Thomas and St. John utilize Landata's e-STAR recordation system to maintain all new land document filings. In addition, Landata scanned all land documents back to the sovereign, providing a complete land document record. Each island's e-STAR system uploads its processed documents on a daily basis to Landata's San Antonio, Texas, data center, which updates the Web site at http://www.virginislands.us.landata.com/ containing all St. Croix, St. Thomas and St. John land documents.
"The new Virgin Islands Internet land record Web site meets the requirements outlined by the lieutenant governor," said Alan Cellura, president of Landata Technologies. "In addition to the disaster recovery capability of the system, the e-commerce module functions as a remote over-the-counter facility."
About Landata Technologies Inc.
Landata Technologies, a wholly owned subsidiary of Stewart Information Services Corp. (NYSE-STC), offers Landata e-STAR Plus™ (an end-to-end solution that manages land records), document conversion services (document / film scanning and indexing), e-recording and data warehousing with e-commerce to government entities and title companies.
Stewart Information Services Corp. is a technology-driven, strategically competitive, real estate information and transaction management company. Stewart provides title insurance and related information services required for settlement by the real estate and mortgage industries through more than 9,000 policy-issuing offices and agencies in the United States and international markets. Stewart also provides post-closing lender services, mortgage default management solutions, automated county clerk land records, property ownership mapping, geographic information systems, property information reports, flood certificates, document preparation, background checks and expertise in tax-deferred exchanges. More information can be found at www.stewart.com.