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? 

    2018 Participation Form (allows for participation until December 31, 2018)

    Not sure how to get started?  New participants Checklist

    Debt Setoff Success

    Sixty (73) local governments have surpassed ONE Million dollars since inception. (As of April 3, 2018)

    Counties (55)

    30) Nash: $1.038M30) Nash: $1.038M
    1) Gaston: $14.643M 2) Wake: $12.529M 3) Mecklenburg: $12.121M 4) Guilford: $9.967M
    5) New Hanover: $8.353M 6) Forsyth: $7.767M 7) Durham: $7.294M 8) Robeson: $7.136M
    9) Cleveland: $6.848M 10) Rowan: $5.294M 11) Wayne: $4.917M 12) Pitt: $4.084M
    13) Rockingham: $3.550M 14) Vance: $3.434M 15) Iredell: $3.186M 16) Lincoln: $3.120M
    17) Alamance: $3.035M 18) Johnston: $3.000M 19) Union: $2.987M 20) Catawba: $2.949M
    21) Craven: $2.927M 22) Surry: $2.723M 23) Granville:$2.684M 24) Caldwell: $2.636M
    25) Randolph: $2.602M 26) Duplin: $2.526M 27) Onslow: $2.410M 28) Wilson: $2.328M
    29) Davidson: $2.139M 30) Wilkes: $2.089M 31) Buncombe: $2.074M 32) Sampson: $1.894M
    33) Bladen: $1.869M 34) Nash: $1.846M 35) Harnett: $1.811M 36) Hertford: $1.713M
    37) Franklin: $1.646M 38) Henderson: $1.564M 39) Cabarrus: $1.470M 40) Person: $1.424M
    41) Cabarrus: $1.406M 42) Martin: $1.454M 43) Person: $1.447M 44) Pasquotank: $1.424M
    45) Halifax: $1.394 46) Beaufort: $1.267M 47) Cumberland: $1.252M 48) Stanly: $1.213M
    49) Burke: $1.139M 50) Carteret $1.139M 51) Davie: $1.117M 52) Bertie: $1.107M
    53) Yadkin: $1.063 54) Washington: $1.027 55) Rutherford: $1.005

    Municipalities (16)

    1) Raleigh: $6.779M 2) Charlotte: $6.223M 3) Winston-Salem: $3.842M
    4) High Point: $3.632M 5) Wilson: $2.967M 6) Greensboro: $2.120M
    7) Greenville: $2.086M 8) Gastonia: $2.052M 9) Asheville: $2.045M
    10) Lexington: $1.990M 11) Rocky Mount: $1.897M 12) Durham: $1.828M
    13) Concord: $1.629M  14) New Bern: $1.579M 15) Lumberton: $1.246M
    16) Monroe: $1.022M

    Other (2)

    Cape : $21.605M
    1) Mecklenburg EMS: $22.849M 2) Cape Fear Public Utility: $1.076M  

    Local Government Units Receiving Funds in 2018 (380) of 446

    1) Counties:  95/96 2) Municipalities: 245/302 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: 15/22