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 May 21, 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: $17.17M 2) Wake: $17.02M 3) Guilford: $15.47M 4)Mecklenburg: $14.77M
    5)New Hanover:$13.77M 6) Forsyth: $11.10M 7) Durham: $10.54M 8) Robeson: $9.36M
    9) Granville: $8.62M 10) Cleveland: $8.32M 11) Rowan: $6.86M 12) Wayne: $5.57M
    13) Pitt: $5.47M 14) Iredell: $4.64M 15) Rockingham:$4.57M 16) Davidson: $4.49M
    17) Johnston: $4.47M 18) Catawba: $4.39M 19) Union: $4.39M 20) Lincoln: $4.10M
    21) Caldwell: $4.08M 22) Alamance: $4.00M 23) Vance: $3.89M 24) Craven: $3.82M
    25) Randolph: $3.54M 26) Buncombe: $3.53M   27) Surry: $3.36M 28) Wilkes: $3.24M
    29) Duplin: $3.22M 30) Onslow: $3.13M 31) Nash: $2.87M 32) Bladen: $2.72M
    33) Wilson: $2.70M 34) Sampson: $2.69M 35) Cabarrus: $2.55M 36) Franklin: $2.51M
    37) Harnett: $2.49M 38) Henderson: $2.44M 39) Burke: $2.12M 40) Hertford: $1.93M
    41) Person: $1.79M 42) Pasquotank: $1.78M 43) Cumberland:$1.74M 44) Beaufort: $1.72M
    45) Stanly: $1.69M 46) Halifax: $1.69M 47) Martin: $1.69M  48) Yadkin: $1.60M
    49) Davie: $1.58M 50) Carteret: $1.52M 51) Edgecombe: $1.48M 52) Rutherford: $1.33M
    53) Bertie: $1.33M 54)Northampton: $1.29M 55) Washington:$1.27M 56) Lenoir: $1.26M
    57) Alexander: $1.20M 58) McDowell: 1.16M 59) Orange: $1.09M 60) Scotland: $1.02M

    Municipalities (23)

    1) Raleigh: $9.98M 2) Charlotte: $8.68M 3) High Point: $5.37M
    4) Winston-Salem: $5.12M 5) Wilson: $3.84M 6) Greenville: $3.43M
    7) Greensboro: $3.11M 8) Rocky Mount: $2.86M 9) Lexington: $2.71M
    10) Gastonia: $2.66M 11) Concord: $2.64M 12) Asheville: $2.32M
    13) New Bern: $2.08M 14) Durham: $1.95M  15) Lumberton: $1.59M
    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: $36.92M 2) Cape Fear Public Utility: $1.91M  

    Local Government Units Receiving Funds in 2024 (394 of 466)

    1) Counties:  96/98 2) Municipalities: 253/318 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: 18/22