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? 

    2018 Participation Form (allows for participation until December 31, 2018)

    Not sure how to get started?  New participants Checklist

    Debt Setoff Success

    Sixty (73) local governments have surpassed ONE Million dollars since inception. (As of May 1, 2018)

    Counties (55)

    30) Nash: $1.038M30) Nash: $1.038M
    1) Gaston: $14.783M 2) Wake: $12.727M 3) Mecklenburg: $12.248M 4) Guilford: $10.179M
    5) New Hanover: $8.874M 6) Forsyth: $7.857M 7) Durham: $7.397M 8) Robeson: $7.203M
    9) Cleveland: $6.894M 10) Rowan: $5.371M 11) Wayne: $4.949M 12) Pitt: $4.140M
    13) Rockingham: $3.596M 14) Vance: $3.462M 15) Iredell: $3.239M 16) Lincoln: $3.155M
    17) Alamance: $3.088M 18) Johnston: $3.045M 19) Union: $3.037M 20) Catawba: $3.006M
    21) Craven: $2.957M 22) Granville: $2.839M 23) Surry:$2.756M 24) Caldwell: $2.669M
    25) Randolph: $2.629M 26) Duplin: $2.533M 27) Onslow: $2.433M 28) Wilson: $2.332M
    29) Davidson: $2.193M 30) Wilkes: $2.137M 31) Buncombe: $2.127M 32) Sampson: $1.923M
    33) Bladen: $1.914M 34) Nash: $1.869M 35) Harnett: $1.830M 36) Hertford: $1.726M
    37) Franklin: $1.672M 38) Henderson: $1.606M 39) Cabarrus: $1.509M 40) Martin: $1.459M
    41) Person: $1.456M 42) Pasquotank: $1.441M 43) Halifax: $1.440M 44) Beaufort: $1.280M
    45) Cumberland: $1.269M 46) Beaufort: $1.267M 47) Cumberland: $1.252M 48) Stanly: $1.237M
    49) Burke: $1.171M 50) Carteret $1.150M 51) Davie: $1.136M 52) Bertie: $1.110M
    53) Yadkin: $1.084M 54) Washington: $1.033M 55) Rutherford: $1.015M

    Municipalities (16)

    1) Raleigh: $6.913M 2) Charlotte: $6.325M 3) Winston-Salem: $3.893M
    4) High Point: $3.684M 5) Wilson: $2.997M 6) Greensboro: $2.164M
    7) Greenville: $2.100M 8) Gastonia: $2.065M 9) Asheville: $2.057M
    10) Lexington: $2.009M 11) Rocky Mount: $1.930M 12) Durham: $1.829M
    13) Concord: $1.659M  14) Fayetteville: $1.331M 15) Lumberton: $1.259M
    16) Monroe: $1.033M

    Other (2)

    Cape : $21.605M
    1) Mecklenburg EMS: $23.352M 2) Cape Fear Public Utility: $1.097M  

    Local Government Units Receiving Funds in 2018 (391) of 446

    1) Counties:  95/96 2) Municipalities: 255/339 3) Joint Regional Authorities: 6/6
    4) Public Health Authorities: 6/6 5) Sanitary Districts: 4/6 6) Water & Sewer Authorities: 8/8
    7)Metropolitan Sewerage Dist.: 1/1  8) Housing Authorities: 16/22