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 December 27, 2016 - Year-end)

    Counties (48)

    30) Nash: $1.038M30) Nash: $1.038M
    1) Gaston: $13.898M 2) Mecklenburg: $11.202M 3) Wake: $11.084M 4) Guilford: $8.368M
    5) Forsyth: $7.062M 6) Durham: $6.842M 7) Cleveland: $6.604M 8) Robeson: $6.494M
    9) New Hanover: $4.991M 10) Rowan: $4.865M 11) Wayne: $4.610M 12) Pitt: $3.728M
    13) Rockingham: $3.313M 14) Vance: $3.282M 15) Lincoln: $2.883M 16) Iredell: $2.878M
    17) Alamance: $2.750M 18) Union: $2.731M 19) Craven: $2.730M 20) Johnston: $2.704M
    21) Catawba: $2.627M 22) Randolph: $2.413M 23) Duplin:$2.407M 24) Surry: $2.399M
    25) Caldwell: $2.373M 26) Wilson: $2.278M 27) Onslow: $2.207M 28) Wilkes: $1.874M
    29) Davidson: $1.817M 30) Buncombe: $1.748M 31) Granville: $1.718M 32) Sampson: $1.673M
    33) Nash: $1.656M 34) Bladen: $1.654M 35) Hertford: $1.641M 36) Harnett: $1.623M
    37) Franklin: $1.456M 38) Martin: $1.390M 39) Person: $1.368M 40) Pasquotank: $1.321M
    41) Halifax: $1.302M 42) Henderson: $1.283M 43) Cabarrus: $1.259M 44) Beaufort: $1.187M  
    45) Cumberland: $1.124M 46) Bertie: $1.085M 47) Stanly: $1.058M 48) Carteret: $1.055M  

    Municipalities (16)

    1) Raleigh: $5.867M 2) Charlotte: $5.691M 3) Winston-Salem: $3.516M
    4) High Point: $3.196M 5) Wilson: $2.700M 6) Asheville: $1.919M
    7) Gastonia: $1.909M 8) Greenville: $1.882M 9) Greensboro: $1.846M
    10) Durham: $1.816M 11) Lexington: $1.783M 12) Rocky Mount: $1.584M
    13) New Bern: $1.446M  14) Concord: $1.345M 15) Fayetteville: $1.231M
    16) Lumberton: $1.136M

    Other (1)

    1) Mecklenburg EMS: $19.885M    

    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