A Great Method for the Recovery of Debts

What We Do...

We assist North Carolina local governments with the recovery of any delinquent debts by offsetting debtors' North Carolina state tax refunds and Education lottery winnings.  As long as the debt is $50 or more and has been delinquent 60 days the process can begin. There is NO COST to participate with the NC Debt Setoff Clearinghouse. Since the debtor pays all fees, there is only the effort and cost of mailing the required notification letters.

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Who is Eligible to Participate?

What other types of local governments are eligible to participate?

  • Joint Regional Agencies (created under Article 20 of Chapter 160A of the General Statutes)
  • Metropolitan Sewerage Districts (created under Article 5 of Chapter 162A of the General Statutes)
  • Public Health Authorities (created under Part 1B of Article 2 of Chapter 130A of the General Statutes)
  • Sanitary Districts (created under Part 2 of Article 2 of Chapter 130A of the General Statutes)
  • Water and Sewer Authorities (created under Article 1 of Chapter 162A of the General Statutes)
  • Housing Authorities (created under Chapter 157 of the General Statutes (debt must be final judgment in favor of Housing Authority) - effective October 1, 2011
  • Regional Solid Waste Management Authorities (created under Article 22 of Chapter 153A of the General Statutes - effective January 1, 2013
  • Are you eligible and ready to begin? 

    2018 Participation Form (allows for participation until December 31, 2018)

    Not sure how to get started?  New participants Checklist

    Debt Setoff Success

    Sixty (71) local governments have surpassed ONE Million dollars since inception. (As of May 15, 2018)

    Counties (53)

    30) Nash: $1.038M30) Nash: $1.038M
    1) Gaston: $14.826M 2) Wake: $12.796M 3) Mecklenburg: $12.299M 4) Guilford: $10.252M
    5) New Hanover: $9.057M 6) Forsyth: $7.882M 7) Durham: $7.433M 8) Robeson: $7.230M
    9) Cleveland: $6.914M 10) Rowan: $5.391M 11) Wayne: $4.959M 12) Pitt: $4.159M
    13) Rockingham: $3.620M 14) Vance: $3.470M 15) Iredell: $3.258M 16) Lincoln: $3.169M
    17) Alamance: $3.107M 18) Johnston: $3.058M 19) Union: $3.056M 20) Catawba: $3.029M
    21) Craven: $2.967M 22) Granville: $2.887M 23) Surry: $2.767M 24) Caldwell: $2.677M
    25) Randolph: $2.640M 26) Duplin: $2.536M 27) Onslow: $2.440M 28) Wilson: $2.338M
    29) Davidson: $2.210M 30) Wilkes: $2.149M 31) Buncombe: $2.142M 32) Sampson: $1.933M
    33) Bladen: $1.928M 34) Nash: $1.877M 35) Harnett: $1.837M 36) Hertford: $1.729M
    37) Franklin: $1.682M 38) Henderson: $1.617M 39) Cabarrus: $1.521M 40) Martin: $1.462M
    41) Person: $1.458M 42) Pasquotank: $1.450M 43) Halifax: $1.403M 44) Beaufort: $1.284M
    45) Cumberland: $1.274M 46) Stanly: $1.244M 47) Burke: $1.182M 48) Carteret: $1.158M
    49) Davie: $1.143M 50) Bertie: $1.111M 51) Yadkin: $1.090M 52) Washington: $1.037M
    53) Rutherford: $1.016M

    Municipalities (16)

    1) Raleigh: $6.963M 2) Charlotte: $6.334M 3) Winston-Salem: $3.908M
    4) High Point: $3.699M 5) Wilson: $3.011M 6) Greensboro: $2.178M
    7) Greenville: $2.108M 8) Gastonia: $2.070M 9) Asheville: $2.062M
    10) Lexington: $2.015M 11) Rocky Mount: $1.941M 12) Durham: $1.830M
    13) Concord: $1.668M  14) Fayetteville: $1.332M 15) Lumberton: $1.261M
    16) Monroe: $1.037M

    Other (2)

    Cape : $21.605M
    1) Mecklenburg EMS: $23.518M 2) Cape Fear Public Utility: $1.112M  

    Local Government Units Receiving Funds in 2018 (391) of 446

    1) Counties:  95/96 2) Municipalities: 255/339 3) Joint Regional Authorities: 6/6
    4) Public Health Authorities: 6/6 5) Sanitary Districts: 4/6 6) Water & Sewer Authorities: 8/8
    7)Metropolitan Sewerage Dist.: 1/1  8) Housing Authorities: 16/22