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? 

    2017 Participation Form (allows for participation until December 31, 2017)

    Not sure how to get started?  New participants Checklist

    Debt Setoff Success

    Sixty (69) local governments have surpassed the ONE Million dollars since inception. (As of April 18, 2017)

    Counties (52)

    30) Nash: $1.038M30) Nash: $1.038M
    1) Gaston: $14.184M 2) Wake: $11.848M 3) Mecklenburg: $11.606M 4) Guilford: $9.182M
    5) Forsyth: $7.416M 6) Durham: $7.062M 7) Robeson: $6.815M 8) Cleveland: $6.726M
    9) New Hanover: $6.533M 10) Rowan: $5.078M 11) Wayne: $4.758M 12) Pitt: $3.907M
    13) Rockingham: $3.419M 14) Vance: $3.365M 15) Iredell: $3.036M 16) Lincoln: $2.987M
    17) Alamance: $2.841M 18) Johnston: $2.831M 19) Union: $2.826M 20) Craven: $2.824M
    21) Catawba: $2.773M 22) Surry: $2.583M 23) Randolph:$2.517M 24) Caldwell: $2.509M
    25) Duplin: $2.476M 26) Onslow: $2.308M 27) Wilson: $2.291M 28) Granville: $2.121M
    29) Davidson: $1.966M 30) Wilkes: $1.935M 31) Buncombe: $1.920M 32) Sampson: $1.786
    33) Nash: $1.761M 34) Bladen: $1.760M 35) Harnett: $1.721M 36) Hertford: $1.679M
    37) Franklin: $1.541M 38) Henderson: $1.437M 39) Martin: $1.420M 40) Person: $1.405MM
    41) Pasquotank: $1.370M 42) Cabarrus: $1.364M 43) Halifax: $1.347M 44) Beaufort: $1.229M
    45) Cumberland: $1.183M 46) Stanly: $1.134M 47) Carteret: $1.095M 48) Bertie: $1.094M
    49) Davie: $1.054M 50) Burke: $1.035M 51) Yadkin: $1.006M 52) Washington: $1.000M

    Municipalities (16)

    1) Raleigh: $6.292M 2) Charlotte: $6.047M 3) Winston-Salem: $3.676M
    4) High Point: $3.412M 5) Wilson: $2.845M 6) Greenville: $1.991M
    7) Gastonia: $1.982M 8) Asheville: $1.980M 9) Greensboro: $1.975M
    10) Lexington: $1.890M 11) Durham: $1.822M 12) Rocky Mount: $1.739M
    13) New Bern: $1.511M  14) Concord: $1.495M 15) Fayetteville: $1.299M
    16) Lumberton: $1.196M

    Other (1)

    1) Mecklenburg EMS: $21.311M    

    Local Government Units Receiving Funds in 2017 (396)

    1) Counties:  95 2) Municipalities: 260 3) Joint Regional Authorities: 5
    4) Public Health Authorities: 6 5) Sanitary Districts: 5 6) Water & Sewer Authorities: 8
    7)Metropolitan Sewerage Dist.: 1  8)Housing Authorities: 16