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? 

    2023 Participation Form (allows for participation until December 31, 2023)

    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 November 22, 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: $16.631M 2) Wake: $15.601M 3)Mecklenburg: $14.157M 4) Guilford: $13.631M
    5)New Hanover:$13.394M 6) Forsyth: $10.138M 7) Durham: $9.403M 8) Robeson: $8.755M
    9) Cleveland: $7.787M 10) Granville: $6.565M 11) Rowan: $6.312M 12) Wayne: $5.414M
    13) Pitt: $4.978M 14)Rockingham:$4.231M 15) Iredell: $4.162M 16) Johnston: $3.996M
    17) Catawba: $3.893M 18) Union: $3.866M 19) Vance: $3.777M 20) Lincoln: $3.759M
    21) Alamance: $3.715M 22) Caldwell: $3.696M 23) Davidson: $3.645M 24) Craven: $3.504M
    25) Surry: $3.195M 26) Randolph: $3.178M 27) Buncombe: $3.015M 28) Onslow: $2.944M
    29) Duplin: $2.927M 30) Wilkes: $2.893M 31) Wilson: $2.562M 32) Nash: $2.520M
    33) Sampson: $2.516M 34) Bladen: $2.483M 35) Henderson: $2.218M 36) Franklin: $2.203M
    37) Harnett: $2.186M 38) Cabarrus: $2.128M 39) Hertford: $1.895M 40) Pasquotank: $1.711M
    41) Burke: $1.700M 42) Person: $1.675M 43) Martin: $1.621M 44) Cumberland:$1.616M
    45) Halifax: $1.601M 46) Beaufort: $1.558M 47) Stanly: $1.538M 48) Carteret: $1.508M
    49) Davie: $1.471M 50) Yadkin: $1.337M 51) Bertie: $1.235M 52) Rutherford: $1.218M
    53) Washington: $1.183M 54) Edgecombe: $1.171M 55)Northhampton:$1.161M 56) Alexander: $1.109M
    57) McDowell: 1.083M

    Municipalities (19)

    1) Raleigh: $9.109M 2) Charlotte: $7.932M 3) High Point: $4.849M
    4) Winston-Salem: $4.753M 5) Wilson: $3.578M 6) Greensboro: $2.871M
    7) Greenville: $2.810M 8) Rocky Mount: $2.613M 9) Lexington: $2.484M
    10) Gastonia: $2.424M 11) Concord: $2.324M 12) Asheville: $2.255M
    13) New Bern: $1.938M 14) Durham: $1.890M  15) Lumberton: $1.509M
    16) Fayetteville: $1.407M 17) Monroe: $1.306M 18) Elizabeth City: $1.114M
    19) Salisbury: $1.037M

    Other (2)

    Cape : $21.605M
    1) Mecklenburg EMS: $32.303M 2) Cape Fear Public Utility: $1.660M  

    Local Government Units Receiving Funds in 2022 (400 of 458)

    1) Counties:  96/98 2) Municipalities: 261/310 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