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 (72) local governments have surpassed ONE Million dollars since inception. (As of July 10, 2018)

    Counties (53)

    30) Nash: $1.038M30) Nash: $1.038M
    1) Gaston: $14.871M 2) Wake: $12.864M 3) Mecklenburg: $12.363M 4) Guilford: $10.333M
    5) New Hanover: $9.243M 6) Forsyth: $7.923M 7) Durham: $7.473M 8) Robeson: $7.270M
    9) Cleveland: $6.926M 10) Rowan: $5.410M 11) Wayne: $4.990M 12) Pitt: $4.173M
    13) Rockingham: $3.640M 14) Vance: $3.482M 15) Iredell: $3.279M 16) Lincoln: $3.182M
    17) Alamance: $3.133M 18) Union: $3.076M 19) Johnston: $3.074M 20) Catawba: $3.043M
    21) Craven: $2.979M 22) Granville: $2.937M 23) Surry: $2.779M 24) Caldwell: $2.685M
    25) Randolph: $2.648M 26) Duplin: $2.539M 27) Onslow: $2.449M 28) Wilson: $2.344M
    29) Davidson: $2.223M 30) Wilkes: $2.160M 31) Buncombe: $2.158M 32) Sampson: $1.945M
    33) Bladen: $1.943M 34) Nash: $1.887M 35) Harnett: $1.843M 36) Hertford: $1.731M
    37) Franklin: $1.690M 38) Henderson: $1.628M 39) Cabarrus: $1.534M 40) Martin: $1.465M
    41) Person: $1.461M 42) Pasquotank: $1.459M 43) Halifax: $1.408M 44) Beaufort: $1.286M
    45) Cumberland: $1.280M 46) Stanly: $1.253M 47) Burke: $1.192M 48) Carteret: $1.163M
    49) Davie: $1.148M 50) Bertie: $1.113M 51) Yadkin: $1.095M 52) Washington: $1.043M
    53) Rutherford: $1.018M

    Municipalities (17)

    1) Raleigh: $7.015M 2) Charlotte: $6.403M 3) Winston-Salem: $3.922M
    4) High Point: $3.718M 5) Wilson: $3.019M 6) Greensboro: $2.197M
    7) Greenville: $2.116M 8) Gastonia: $2.076M 9) Asheville: $2.070M
    10) Lexington: $2.022M 11) Rocky Mount: $1.959M 12) Durham: $1.830M
    13) Concord: $1.678M  14) New Bern: $1.608M 15) Fayetteville: $1.334M
    16) Lumberton: $1.264M 17) Monroe: $1.040M

    Other (2)

    Cape : $21.605M
    1) Mecklenburg EMS: $23.582M 2) Cape Fear Public Utility: $1.116M  

    Local Government Units Receiving Funds in 2018 (391) of 446

    1) Counties:  95/96 2) Municipalities: 255/339 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: 16/22