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

    Sixty (72) local governments have surpassed ONE Million dollars since inception. (As of October 9, 2018)

    Counties (53)

    30) Nash: $1.038M30) Nash: $1.038M
    1) Gaston: $14.901M 2) Wake: $12.911M 3) Mecklenburg: $12.412M 4) Guilford: $10.399M
    5) New Hanover: $9.380M 6) Forsyth: $7.953M 7) Durham: $7.497M 8) Robeson: $7.287M
    9) Cleveland: $6.934M 10) Rowan: $5.421M 11) Wayne: $4.976M 12) Pitt: $4.180M
    13) Rockingham: $3.647M 14) Vance: $3.488M 15) Iredell: $3.287M 16) Lincoln: $3.191M
    17) Alamance: $3.143M 18) Union: $3.087M 19) Johnston: $3.082M 20) Catawba: $3.058M
    21) Craven: $2.986M 22) Granville: $2.966M 23) Surry: $2.785M 24) Caldwell: $2.691M
    25) Randolph: $2.651M 26) Duplin: $2.541M 27) Onslow: $2.454M 28) Wilson: $2.347M
    29) Davidson: $2.231M 30) Buncombe: $2.169M 31) Wilkes: $2.166M 32) Sampson: $1.951M
    33) Bladen: $1.950M 34) Nash: $1.897M 35) Harnett: $1.850M 36) Hertford: $1.732M
    37) Franklin: $1.695M 38) Henderson: $1.642M 39) Cabarrus: $1.542M 40) Martin: $1.468M
    41) Person: $1.464M 42) Pasquotank: $1.463M 43) Halifax: $1.410M 44) Beaufort: $1.289M
    45) Cumberland: $1.287M 46) Stanly: $1.257M 47) Burke: $1.196M 48) Carteret: $1.166M
    49) Davie: $1.152M 50) Bertie: $1.114M 51) Yadkin: $1.096M 52) Washington: $1.045M
    53) Rutherford: $1.019M

    Municipalities (17)

    1) Raleigh: $7.052M 2) Charlotte: $6.433M 3) Winston-Salem: $3.922M
    4) High Point: $3.728M 5) Wilson: $3.019M 6) Greensboro: $2.209M
    7) Greenville: $2.120M 8) Gastonia: $2.079M 9) Asheville: $2.073M
    10) Lexington: $2.028M 11) Rocky Mount: $1.970M 12) Durham: $1.831M
    13) Concord: $1.685M  14) New Bern: $1.611M 15) Fayetteville: $1.335M
    16) Lumberton: $1.268M 17) Monroe: $1.044M

    Other (2)

    Cape : $21.605M
    1) Mecklenburg EMS: $23.825M 2) Cape Fear Public Utility: $1.132M  

    Local Government Units Receiving Funds in 2018 (399) of 446

    1) Counties:  95/96 2) Municipalities: 263/339 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