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? 

    2023 Participation Form (allows for participation until December 31, 2023)

    Not sure how to get started?  New participants Checklist

    Debt Setoff Success

    Seventy five (78) local governments have surpassed ONE Million dollars since inception (As of September 27, 2022). Four hundred seventy-one local governments have received funds through the debt setoff program since 2002.

    Counties (57)

    30) Nash: $1.038M30) Nash: $1.038M
    1) Gaston: $16.619M 2) Wake: $15.576M 3)Mecklenburg: $14.129M 4) Guilford: $13.583M
    5)New Hanover: $13.385M 6) Forsyth: $10.118M 7) Durham: $9.380M 8) Robeson: $8.744M
    9) Cleveland: $7.778M 10) Granville: $6.535M 11) Rowan: $6.302M 12) Wayne: $5.413M
    13) Pitt: $4.973M 14) Rockingham: $4.227M 15) Iredell: $4.153M 16) Johnston: $3.987M
    17) Catawba: $3.887M 18) Union: $3.857M 19) Vance: $3.774M 20) Lincoln: $3.754M
    21) Alamance: $3.710M 22) Caldwell: $3.684M 23) Davidson: $3.630M 24) Craven: $3.497M
    25) Surry: $3.194M 26) Randolph: $3.172M 27) Buncombe: $3.008M 28) Onslow: $2.941M
    29) Duplin: $2.920M 30) Wilkes: $2.890M 31) Wilson: $2.560M 32) Nash: $2.514M
    33) Sampson: $2.509M 34) Bladen: $2.480M 35) Henderson: $2.213M 36) Franklin: $2.198M
    37) Harnett: $2.181M 38) Cabarrus: $2.122M 39) Hertford: $1.893M 40) Pasquotank: $1.709M
    41) Burke: $1.697M 42) Person: $1.671M 43) Martin: $1.619M 44) Cumberland: $1.610M
    45) Halifax: $1.599M 46) Beaufort: $1.553M 47) Stanly: $1.536M 48) Carteret: $1.508M
    49) Davie: $1.469M 50) Yadkin: $1.335M 51) Bertie: $1.232M 52) Rutherford: $1.216M
    53) Washington: $1.179M 54) Edgecombe: $1.167M 55)Northhampton:$1.155M 56) Alexander: $1.106M
    57) McDowell: 1.082M

    Municipalities (19)

    1) Raleigh: $9.088M 2) Charlotte: $7.912M 3) High Point: $4.840M
    4) Winston-Salem: $4.746M 5) Wilson: $3.574M 6) Greensboro: $2.864M
    7) Greenville: $2.802M 8) Rocky Mount: $2.607M 9) Lexington: $2.480M
    10) Gastonia: $2.421M 11) Concord: $2.318M 12) Asheville: $2.253M
    13) New Bern: $1.935M 14) Durham: $1.886M  15) Lumberton: $1.508M
    16) Fayetteville: $1.406M 17) Monroe: $1.304M 18) Elizabeth City: $1.111M
    19) Salisbury: $1.035M

    Other (2)

    Cape : $21.605M
    1) Mecklenburg EMS: $32.199M 2) Cape Fear Public Utility: $1.646M  

    Local Government Units Receiving Funds in 2022 (397 of 458)

    1) Counties:  96/98 2) Municipalities: 258/310 3) Joint Regional Authorities: 7/7
    4) Public Health Authorities: 5/5 5) Sanitary Districts: 6/7 6) Water & Sewer Authorities: 9/9
    7)Metropolitan Sewerage Dist.: 1/1  8) Housing Authorities: 15/21