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? 

    2019 Participation Form (allows for participation until December 31, 2019)

    Not sure how to get started?  New participants Checklist

    Debt Setoff Success

    Seventy two (72) local governments have surpassed ONE Million dollars since inception. (As of December 11, 2018). Four hundred sixty five (465) local governments have received funds through the debt setoff program since 2002.

    Counties (53)

    30) Nash: $1.038M30) Nash: $1.038M
    1) Gaston: $14.912M 2) Wake: $12.938M 3) Mecklenburg: $12.455M 4) Guilford: $10.435M
    5) New Hanover: $9.456M 6) Forsyth: $7.976M 7) Durham: $7.508M 8) Robeson: $7.305M
    9) Cleveland: $6.937M 10) Rowan: $5.430M 11) Wayne: $4.978M 12) Pitt: $4.186M
    13) Rockingham: $3.650M 14) Vance: $3.491M 15) Iredell: $3.293M 16) Lincoln: $3.200M
    17) Alamance: $3.150M 18) Union: $3.101M 19) Johnston: $3.090M 20) Catawba: $3.066M
    21) Craven: $2.992M 22) Granville: $2.979M 23) Surry: $2.789M 24) Caldwell: $2.699M
    25) Randolph: $2.654M 26) Duplin: $2.543M 27) Onslow: $2.457M 28) Wilson: $2.349M
    29) Davidson: $2.236M 30) Buncombe: $2.176M 31) Wilkes: $2.173M 32) Sampson: $1.957M
    33) Bladen: $1.954M 34) Nash: $1.901M 35) Harnett: $1.853M 36) Hertford: $1.735M
    37) Franklin: $1.696M 38) Henderson: $1.650M 39) Cabarrus: $1.547M 40) Pasquotank: $1.473M
    41) Martin: $1.470M 42) Person: $1.467M 43) Halifax: $1.413M 44) Beaufort: $1.291M
    45) Cumberland: $1.289M 46) Stanly: $1.261M 47) Burke: $1.200M 48) Carteret: $1.169M
    49) Davie: $1.155M 50) Bertie: $1.116M 51) Yadkin: $1.098M 52) Washington: $1.046M
    53) Rutherford: $1.020M

    Municipalities (17)

    1) Raleigh: $7.077M 2) Charlotte: $6.457M 3) Winston-Salem: $3.922M
    4) High Point: $3.736M 5) Wilson: $3.019M 6) Greensboro: $2.216M
    7) Greenville: $2.121M 8) Gastonia: $2.081M 9) Asheville: $2.077M
    10) Lexington: $2.031M 11) Rocky Mount: $1.976M 12) Durham: $1.831M
    13) Concord: $1.694M  14) New Bern: $1.613M 15) Fayetteville: $1.335M
    16) Lumberton: $1.269M 17) Monroe: $1.045M

    Other (2)

    Cape : $21.605M
    1) Mecklenburg EMS: $23.910M 2) Cape Fear Public Utility: $1.140M  

    Local Government Units Receiving Funds in 2018 (401) of 446

    1) Counties:  95/96 2) Municipalities: 264/339 3) Joint Regional Authorities: 6/6
    4) Public Health Authorities: 6/6 5) Sanitary Districts: 5/6 6) Water & Sewer Authorities: 8/8
    7)Metropolitan Sewerage Dist.: 1/1  8) Housing Authorities: 16/22