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? 

    2017 Participation Form (allows for participation until December 31, 2017)

    Not sure how to get started?  New participants Checklist

    Debt Setoff Success

    Sixty (63) local governments have surpassed the ONE Million dollars since inception. (As of August 23, 2016)

    Counties (48)

    30) Nash: $1.038M30) Nash: $1.038M
    1) Gaston: $13.873M 2) Mecklenburg: $11.105M 3) Wake: $11.020M 4) Guilford: $8.295M
    5) Forsyth: $7.034M 6) Durham: $6.819M 7) Cleveland: $6.596M 8) Robeson: $6.466M
    9) New Hanover: $4.863M 10) Rowan: $4.854M 11) Wayne: $4.597M 12) Pitt: $3.719M
    13) Rockingham: $3.303M 14) Vance: $3.278M 15) Lincoln: $2.872M 16) Iredell: $2.867M
    17) Alamance: $2.742M 18) Union: $2.725M 19) Craven: $2.722M 20) Johnston: $2.690M
    21) Catawba: $2.617M 22) Randolph: $2.409M 23) Duplin:$2.402M 24) Surry: $2.394M
    25) Caldwell: $2.369M 26) Wilson: $2.272M 27) Onslow: $2.2008M 28) Wilkes: $1.868M
    29) Davidson: $1.811M 30) Buncombe: $1.733M 31) Granville: $1.689M 32) Sampson: $1.666M
    33) Bladen: $1.644M 34) Nash: $1.642M 35) Hertford: $1.637M 36) Harnett: $1.617M
    37) Franklin: $1.449M 38) Martin: $1.387M 39) Person: $1.366M 40) Pasquotank: $1.317M
    41) Halifax: $1.298M 42) Henderson: $1.271M 43) Cabarrus: $1.249M 44) Beaufort: $1.184M  
    45) Cumberland: $1.119M 46) Bertie: $1.083M 47) Stanly: $1.053M 48) Carteret: $1.039M  

    Municipalities (16)

    1) Raleigh: $5.822M 2) Charlotte: $5.656M 3) Winston-Salem: $3.505M
    4) High Point: $3.185M 5) Wilson: $2.689M 6) Asheville: $1.909M
    7) Gastonia: $1.907M 8) Greenville: $1.876M 9) Greensboro: $1.836M
    10) Durham: $1.810M 11) Lexington: $1.779M 12) Rocky Mount: $1.575M
    13) New Bern: $1.441M  14) Concord: $1.336M 15) Fayetteville: $1.229M
    16) Lumberton: $1.132M

    Other (1)

    1) Mecklenburg EMS: $19.742M    

    Local Government Units Receiving Funds in 2016 (389)

    1) Counties:  96 2) Municipalities: 258 3) Joint Regional Authorities: 4
    4) Public Health Authorities: 6 5) Sanitary Districts: 3 6) Water & Sewer Authorities: 8
    7)Metropolitan Sewerage Dist.: 1  8)Housing Authorities: 13