2019 US Virgin Islands Code
Title 5 - Judicial Procedure
Subtitle 1 - Civil Procedure
Part IV - Judgment
Chapter 43 - Enforcement of Judgments
§ 479. Exemption of other property from execution

  • (a) All property other than the homestead, including franchises or rights or interests therein, of the judgment debtor shall be liable to an execution, except as in this section provided. The following property shall be exempt from execution if selected and reserved by the judgment debtor or his agent at the time of the levy, or as soon thereafter before sale thereof as the same shall be known to him, and not otherwise.

    • (1) Necessary wearing apparel owned by any person for the use of himself or his family, except that watches or jewelry shall not be exempt by virtue of this subdivision.

    • (2) The tools, implements, apparatus or library necessary to enable any artisan, mechanic or professional person to carry on the trade, occupation or profession by which such person habitually earns his living.

    • (3) The following property, if owned by the head of a family and in actual use or kept for use by and for his family, or when being removed from one habitation to another on a change of residence: Household goods, furniture, and utensils to the value of three thousand dollars.

    • (4) All property of any public corporation or the government of the Virgin Islands.

  • (b) No article of property or if the same has been sold or exchanged, then neither the proceeds of such sale nor the articles received in exchange therefor, shall be exempt from execution issued on a judgment recovered for its price.

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