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 (70) local governments have surpassed ONE Million dollars since inception. (As of December 26, 2017) - Year-end

    Counties (52)

    30) Nash: $1.038M30) Nash: $1.038M
    1) Gaston: $14.323M 2) Wake: $12.180M 3) Mecklenburg: $11.931M 4) Guilford: $9.514M
    5) Forsyth: $7.573M 6) Durham: $7.142M 7) New Hanover: $7.138M 8) Robeson: $6.958M
    9) Cleveland: $6.781M 10) Rowan: $5.158M 11) Wayne: $4.816M 12) Pitt: $3.968M
    13) Rockingham: $3.481M 14) Vance: $3.395M 15) Iredell: $3.086M 16) Lincoln: $3.047M
    17) Alamance: $2.910M 18) Johnston: $2.873M 19) Union: $2.864M 20) Craven: $2.860M
    21) Catawba: $2.819M 22) Surry: $2.627M 23) Randolph:$2.543M 24) Caldwell: $2.542M
    25) Duplin: $2.492M 26) Onslow: $2.348M 27) Wilson: $2.314M 28) Granville: $2.263M
    29) Davidson: $2.020M 30) Buncombe: $1.968M 31) Wilkes: $1.951M 32) Bladen: $1.819M
    33) Sampson: $1.817M 34) Nash: $1.793M 35) Harnett: $1.759M 36) Hertford: $1.690M
    37) Franklin: $1.575M 38) Henderson: $1.494M 39) Martin: $1.443M 40) Person: $1.422M
    41) Cabarrus: $1.402M 42) Pasquotank: $1.398M 43) Halifax: $1.362M 44) Beaufort: $1.243M
    45) Cumberland: $1.204M 46) Stanly: $1.166M 47) Carteret: $1.121M 48) Bertie: $1.098M
    49) Davie: $1.075M 50) Burke: $1.068M 51) Yadkin: $1.024M 52) Washington: $1.009M

    Municipalities (16)

    1) Raleigh: $6.486M 2) Charlotte: $5.972M 3) Winston-Salem: $3.730M
    4) High Point: $3.469M 5) Wilson: $2.886M 6) Greensbor: $2.030M
    7) Greenville: $2.028M 8) Asheville: $2.015M 9) Gastonia: $2.001M
    10) Lexington: $1.918M 11) Durham: $1.826M 12) Rocky Mount: $1.803M
    13) Concord: $1.539M  14) New Bern: $1.534M 15) Fayetteville: $1.322M
    16) Lumberton: $1.206M

    Other (2)

    Cape : $21.605M
    1) Mecklenburg EMS: $21.964M 2) Cape Fear Public Utility: $1.028M  

    Local Government Units Receiving Funds in 2017 (406)

    1) Counties:  96 2) Municipalities: 268 3) Joint Regional Authorities: 5
    4) Public Health Authorities: 6 5) Sanitary Districts: 6 6) Water & Sewer Authorities: 8
    7)Metropolitan Sewerage Dist.: 1  8) Housing Authorities: 16