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 November 6, 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: $14.906M 2) Wake: $12.928M 3) Mecklenburg: $12.438M 4) Guilford: $10.420M
    5) New Hanover: $9.422M 6) Forsyth: $7.967M 7) Durham: $7.505M 8) Robeson: $7.300M
    9) Cleveland: $6.937M 10) Rowan: $5.427M 11) Wayne: $4.976M 12) Pitt: $4.184M
    13) Rockingham: $3.648M 14) Vance: $3.490M 15) Iredell: $3.291M 16) Lincoln: $3.195M
    17) Alamance: $3.147M 18) Union: $3.095M 19) Johnston: $3.086M 20) Catawba: $3.064M
    21) Craven: $2.989M 22) Granville: $2.972M 23) Surry: $2.788M 24) Caldwell: $2.694M
    25) Randolph: $2.654M 26) Duplin: $2.542M 27) Onslow: $2.455M 28) Wilson: $2.348M
    29) Davidson: $2.234M 30) Buncombe: $2.174M 31) Wilkes: $2.171M 32) Sampson: $1.957M
    33) Bladen: $1.952M 34) Nash: $1.900M 35) Harnett: $1.852M 36) Hertford: $1.733M
    37) Franklin: $1.696M 38) Henderson: $1.647M 39) Cabarrus: $1.545M 40) Martin: $1.469M
    41) Person: $1.467M 42) Pasquotank: $1.465M 43) Halifax: $1.412M 44) Beaufort: $1.290M
    45) Cumberland: $1.288M 46) Stanly: $1.259M 47) Burke: $1.198M 48) Carteret: $1.167M
    49) Davie: $1.155M 50) Bertie: $1.115M 51) Yadkin: $1.097M 52) Washington: $1.046M
    53) Rutherford: $1.020M

    Municipalities (17)

    1) Raleigh: $7.065M 2) Charlotte: $6.449M 3) Winston-Salem: $3.922M
    4) High Point: $3.734M 5) Wilson: $3.019M 6) Greensboro: $2.209M
    7) Greenville: $2.121M 8) Gastonia: $2.080M 9) Asheville: $2.076M
    10) Lexington: $2.030M 11) Rocky Mount: $1.974M 12) Durham: $1.831M
    13) Concord: $1.689M  14) New Bern: $1.612M 15) Fayetteville: $1.335M
    16) Lumberton: $1.268M 17) Monroe: $1.044M

    Other (2)

    Cape : $21.605M
    1) Mecklenburg EMS: $23.877M 2) Cape Fear Public Utility: $1.136M  

    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