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? 

    2024 Participation Form (allows for participation until December 31, 2024)

    Not sure how to get started?  New participants Checklist

    Debt Setoff Success

    Eighty-five (85) local governments have surpassed ONE Million dollars since inception (As of June 4, 2024). Four hundred seventy-one local governments have received funds through the debt setoff program since 2002.

    Counties (60)

    30) Nash: $1.038M30) Nash: $1.038M
    1) Gaston: $17.18M 2) Wake: $17.05M 3) Guilford: $15.52M 4)Mecklenburg: $14.79M
    5)New Hanover:$13.78M 6) Forsyth: $11.13M 7) Durham: $10.58M 8) Robeson: $9.39M
    9) Granville: $8.67M 10) Cleveland: $8.33M 11) Rowan: $6.87M 12) Wayne: $5.57M
    13) Pitt: $5.49M 14) Iredell: $4.66M 15) Rockingham:$4.57M 16) Davidson: $4.51M
    17) Johnston: $4.48M 18) Catawba: $4.40M 19) Union: $4.40M 20) Lincoln: $4.11M
    21) Caldwell: $4.08M 22) Alamance: $4.01M 23) Vance: $3.89M 24) Craven: $3.82M
    25) Randolph: $3.55M 26) Buncombe: $3.54M   27) Surry: $3.36M 28) Wilkes: $3.24M
    29) Duplin: $3.23M 30) Onslow: $3.14M 31) Nash: $2.88M 32) Bladen: $2.72M
    33) Wilson: $2.71M 34) Sampson: $2.70M 35) Cabarrus: $2.56M 36) Franklin: $2.51M
    37) Harnett: $2.50M 38) Henderson: $2.45M 39) Burke: $2.13M 40) Hertford: $1.93M
    41) Person: $1.79M 42) Pasquotank: $1.79M 43) Cumberland:$1.75M 44) Beaufort: $1.73M
    45) Stanly: $1.70M 46) Halifax: $1.69M 47) Martin: $1.69M  48) Yadkin: $1.61M
    49) Davie: $1.59M 50) Carteret: $1.52M 51) Edgecombe: $1.48M 52) Rutherford: $1.33M
    53) Bertie: $1.33M 54)Northampton: $1.30M 55) Washington:$1.28M 56) Lenoir: $1.27M
    57) Alexander: $1.20M 58) McDowell: 1.16M 59) Orange: $1.10M 60) Scotland: $1.03M

    Municipalities (23)

    1) Raleigh: $10.00M 2) Charlotte: $8.70M 3) High Point: $5.38M
    4) Winston-Salem: $5.13M 5) Wilson: $3.85M 6) Greenville: $3.44M
    7) Greensboro: $3.12M 8) Rocky Mount: $2.87M 9) Lexington: $2.72M
    10) Gastonia: $2.67M 11) Concord: $2.64M 12) Asheville: $2.32M
    13) New Bern: $2.08M 14) Durham: $1.95M  15) Lumberton: $1.60M
    16) Monroe: $1.43M 17) Fayetteville: $1.42M 18) Salisbury: $1.20M
    19) Elizabeth City: $1.16M 20) Statesville: $1.03M 21) Shelby: $1.02M
    22) Morganton: $1.00M 23) Washington: $1.00M  

    Other (2)

    Cape : $21.605M
    1) Mecklenburg EMS: $37.04M 2) Cape Fear Public Utility: $1.92M  

    Local Government Units Receiving Funds in 2024 (399 of 466)

    1) Counties:  96/98 2) Municipalities: 257/318 3) Joint Regional Authorities: 6/6
    4) Public Health Authorities: 5/5 5) Sanitary Districts: 7/7 6) Water & Sewer Authorities: 8/8
    7)Metropolitan Sewerage Dist.: 1/1  8) Housing Authorities: 19/22