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 (63) local governments have surpassed the ONE Million dollars since inception. (As of October 18, 2016)

    Counties (48)

    30) Nash: $1.038M30) Nash: $1.038M
    1) Gaston: $13.884M 2) Mecklenburg: $11.154M 3) Wake: $11.045M 4) Guilford: $8.332M
    5) Forsyth: $7.049M 6) Durham: $6.829M 7) Cleveland: $6.599M 8) Robeson: $6.483M
    9) New Hanover: $4.913M 10) Rowan: $4.859M 11) Wayne: $4.602M 12) Pitt: $3.725M
    13) Rockingham: $3.308M 14) Vance: $3.280M 15) Lincoln: $2.877M 16) Iredell: $2.870M
    17) Alamance: $2.745M 18) Union: $2.727M 19) Craven: $2.724M 20) Johnston: $2.696M
    21) Catawba: $2.622M 22) Randolph: $2.410M 23) Duplin:$2.403M 24) Surry: $2.397M
    25) Caldwell: $2.372M 26) Wilson: $2.276M 27) Onslow: $2.203M 28) Wilkes: $1.871M
    29) Davidson: $1.813M 30) Buncombe: $1.739M 31) Granville: $1.700M 32) Sampson: $1.670M
    33) Bladen: $1.648M 34) Nash: $1.648M 35) Hertford: $1.639M 36) Harnett: $1.620M
    37) Franklin: $1.451M 38) Martin: $1.389M 39) Person: $1.367M 40) Pasquotank: $1.318M
    41) Halifax: $1.300M 42) Henderson: $1.275M 43) Cabarrus: $1.254M 44) Beaufort: $1.186M  
    45) Cumberland: $1.121M 46) Bertie: $1.083M 47) Stanly: $1.056M 48) Carteret: $1.046M  

    Municipalities (16)

    1) Raleigh: $5.840M 2) Charlotte: $5.676M 3) Winston-Salem: $3.509M
    4) High Point: $3.191M 5) Wilson: $2.696M 6) Asheville: $1.912M
    7) Gastonia: $1.908M 8) Greenville: $1.879M 9) Greensboro: $1.840M
    10) Durham: $1.815M 11) Lexington: $1.779M 12) Rocky Mount: $1.579M
    13) New Bern: $1.443M  14) Concord: $1.339M 15) Fayetteville: $1.230M
    16) Lumberton: $1.134M

    Other (1)

    1) Mecklenburg EMS: $19.803M    

    Local Government Units Receiving Funds in 2016 (392)

    1) Counties:  97 2) Municipalities: 259 3) Joint Regional Authorities: 4
    4) Public Health Authorities: 6 5) Sanitary Districts: 3 6) Water & Sewer Authorities: 8
    7)Metropolitan Sewerage Dist.: 1  8)Housing Authorities: 14