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.

Upcoming Events:

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? 

    2022 Participation Form (allows for participation until December 31, 2022)

    Not sure how to get started?  New participants Checklist

    Debt Setoff Success

    Seventy five (78) local governments have surpassed ONE Million dollars since inception (As of July 26, 2022). Four hundred seventy-one local governments have received funds through the debt setoff program since 2002.

    Counties (57)

    30) Nash: $1.038M30) Nash: $1.038M
    1) Gaston: $16.605M 2) Wake: $15.541M 3)Mecklenburg: $14.097M 4) Guilford: $13.531M
    5)New Hanover: $13.372M 6) Forsyth: $10.086M 7) Durham: $9.358M 8) Robeson: $8.716M
    9) Cleveland: $7.769M 10) Granville: $6.503M 11) Rowan: $6.293M 12) Wayne: $5.407M
    13) Pitt: $4.968M 14) Rockingham: $4.218M 15) Iredell: $4.140M 16) Johnston: $3.978M
    17) Catawba: $3.875M 18) Union: $3.842M 19) Vance: $3.771M 20) Lincoln: $3.746M
    21) Alamance: $3.706M 22) Caldwell: $3.678M 23) Davidson: $3.605M 24) Craven: $3.491M
    25) Surry: $3.190M 26) Randolph: $3.168M 27) Buncombe: $2.996M 28) Onslow: $2.935M
    29) Duplin: $2.911M 30) Wilkes: $2.886M 31) Wilson: $2.560M 32) Nash: $2.508M
    33) Sampson: $2.503M 34) Bladen: $2.475M 35) Henderson: $2.205M 36) Franklin: $2.188M
    37) Harnett: $2.176M 38) Cabarrus: $2.115M 39) Hertford: $1.893M 40) Pasquotank: $1.704M
    41) Burke: $1.690M 42) Person: $1.667M 43) Martin: $1.618M 44) Cumberland: $1.606M
    45) Halifax: $1.595M 46) Beaufort: $1.551M 47) Stanly: $1.533M 48) Carteret: $1.508M
    49) Davie: $1.466M 50) Yadkin: $1.333M 51) Bertie: $1.230M 52) Rutherford: $1.215M
    53) Washington: $1.177M 54) Edgecombe: $1.160M 55)Northhampton:$1.149M 56) Alexander: $1.105M
    57) McDowell: 1.077M

    Municipalities (19)

    1) Raleigh: $9.064M 2) Charlotte: $7.891M 3) High Point: $4.830M
    4) Winston-Salem: $4.737M 5) Wilson: $3.567M 6) Greensboro: $2.848M
    7) Greenville: $2.794M 8) Rocky Mount: $2.598M 9) Lexington: $2.474M
    10) Gastonia: $2.418M 11) Concord: $2.313M 12) Asheville: $2.251M
    13) New Bern: $1.932M 14) Durham: $1.885M  15) Lumberton: $1.505M
    16) Fayetteville: $1.405M 17) Monroe: $1.303M 18) Elizabeth City: $1.110M
    19) Salisbury: $1.032M

    Other (2)

    Cape : $21.605M
    1) Mecklenburg EMS: $32.078M 2) Cape Fear Public Utility: $1.635M  

    Local Government Units Receiving Funds in 2022 (397 of 458)

    1) Counties:  96/98 2) Municipalities: 258/310 3) Joint Regional Authorities: 7/7
    4) Public Health Authorities: 5/5 5) Sanitary Districts: 6/7 6) Water & Sewer Authorities: 9/9
    7)Metropolitan Sewerage Dist.: 1/1  8) Housing Authorities: 15/21