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? 

    2024 Participation Form (allows for participation until December 31, 2024)

    Not sure how to get started?  New participants Checklist

    Debt Setoff Success

    Eighty (81) local governments have surpassed ONE Million dollars since inception (As of February 20, 2024). Four hundred seventy-one local governments have received funds through the debt setoff program since 2002.

    Counties (59)

    30) Nash: $1.038M30) Nash: $1.038M
    1) Gaston: $16.96M 2) Wake: $16.49M 3)Guilford: $14.74M 4)Mecklenburg: $14.57M
    5)New Hanover:$13.62M 6) Forsyth: $10.74M 7) Durham: $10.06M 8) Robeson: $9.16M
    9) Cleveland: $8.08M 10) Granville: $7.74M 11) Rowan: $6.61M 12) Wayne: $5.51M
    13) Pitt: $5.26M 14) Iredell: $4.44M 15) Rockingham:$4.41M 16) Johnston: $4.27M
    17) Union: $4.19M 18) Catawba: $4.18M 19) Davidson: $4.11M 20) Caldwell: $3.93M
    21) Lincoln: $3.92M 22) Alamance: $3.84M 23) Vance: $3.82M 24) Craven: $3.69M
    25) Randolph: $3.39M 26) Buncombe: $3.30M   27) Surry: $3.27M 28) Wilkes: $3.09M
    29) Duplin: $3.07M 30) Onslow: $3.04M 31) Nash: $2.71M 32) Wilson: $2.64M
    33) Sampson: $2.63M 34) Bladen: $2.61M 35) Franklin: $2.37M 36) Henderson: $2.35M
    37) Harnett: $2.35M 38) Cabarrus: $2.35M 39) Burke: $1.97M 40) Hertford: $1.91M
    41) Pasquotank: $1.75M 42) Person: $1.73M 43) Cumberland:$1.69M 44) Beaufort: $1.65M
    45) Martin: $1.65M  46) Halifax: $1.65M 47) Stanly: $1.62M 48) Davie: $1.56M
    49) Carteret: $1.51M 50) Yadkin: $1.48M 51) Edgecombe: $1.33M 52) Bertie: $1.30M
    53) Rutherford: $1.27M 54) Washington:$1.24M 55)Northampton: $1.24M 56) Alexander: $1.16M
    57) McDowell: 1.13M 58) Lenoir: $1.10M 59) Orange: $1.06M

    Municipalities (20)

    1) Raleigh: $9.63M 2) Charlotte: $8.35M 3) High Point: $5.14M
    4) Winston-Salem: $4.95M 5) Wilson: $3.73M 6) Greenville: $3.13M
    7) Greensboro: $3.01M 8) Rocky Mount: $2.75M 9) Lexington: $2.61M
    10) Gastonia: $2.56M 11) Concord: $2.51M 12) Asheville: $2.29M
    13) New Bern: $2.02M 14) Durham: $1.92M  15) Lumberton: $1.56M
    16) Fayetteville: $1.42M 17) Monroe: $1.38M 18) Elizabeth City: $1.14M
    19) Salisbury: $1.13M 20) Statesville: $1.00M

    Other (2)

    Cape : $21.605M
    1) Mecklenburg EMS: $35.04M 2) Cape Fear Public Utility: $1.83M  

    Local Government Units Receiving Funds in 2023 (407 of 466)

    1) Counties:  96/98 2) Municipalities: 265/318 3) Joint Regional Authorities: 6/6
    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: 19/22