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

    Sixty (72) local governments have surpassed ONE Million dollars since inception. (As of August 21, 2018)

    Counties (53)

    30) Nash: $1.038M30) Nash: $1.038M
    1) Gaston: $14.884M 2) Wake: $12.887M 3) Mecklenburg: $12.383M 4) Guilford: $10.360M
    5) New Hanover: $9.304M 6) Forsyth: $7.937M 7) Durham: $7.487M 8) Robeson: $7.278M
    9) Cleveland: $6.931M 10) Rowan: $5.418M 11) Wayne: $4.972M 12) Pitt: $4.178M
    13) Rockingham: $3.643M 14) Vance: $3.486M 15) Iredell: $3.282M 16) Lincoln: $3.184M
    17) Alamance: $3.138M 18) Union: $3.081M 19) Johnston: $3.078M 20) Catawba: $3.052M
    21) Craven: $2.982M 22) Granville: $2.955M 23) Surry: $2.782M 24) Caldwell: $2.688M
    25) Randolph: $2.649M 26) Duplin: $2.539M 27) Onslow: $2.451M 28) Wilson: $2.346M
    29) Davidson: $2.226M 30) Buncombe: $2.164M 31) Wilkes: $2.163M 32) Sampson: $1.949M
    33) Bladen: $1.948M 34) Nash: $1.891M 35) Harnett: $1.847M 36) Hertford: $1.732M
    37) Franklin: $1.692M 38) Henderson: $1.636M 39) Cabarrus: $1.537M 40) Martin: $1.466M
    41) Person: $1.462M 42) Pasquotank: $1.461M 43) Halifax: $1.410M 44) Beaufort: $1.288M
    45) Cumberland: $1.285M 46) Stanly: $1.256M 47) Burke: $1.195M 48) Carteret: $1.166M
    49) Davie: $1.151M 50) Bertie: $1.113M 51) Yadkin: $1.096M 52) Washington: $1.044M
    53) Rutherford: $1.018M

    Municipalities (17)

    1) Raleigh: $7.033M 2) Charlotte: $6.416M 3) Winston-Salem: $3.922M
    4) High Point: $3.723M 5) Wilson: $3.019M 6) Greensboro: $2.203M
    7) Greenville: $2.118M 8) Gastonia: $2.078M 9) Asheville: $2.071M
    10) Lexington: $2.024M 11) Rocky Mount: $1.963M 12) Durham: $1.830M
    13) Concord: $1.682M  14) New Bern: $1.610M 15) Fayetteville: $1.334M
    16) Lumberton: $1.266M 17) Monroe: $1.042M

    Other (2)

    Cape : $21.605M
    1) Mecklenburg EMS: $23.757M 2) Cape Fear Public Utility: $1.127M  

    Local Government Units Receiving Funds in 2018 (399) of 446

    1) Counties:  95/96 2) Municipalities: 263/339 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