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 February 21, 2017)

    Counties (48)

    30) Nash: $1.038M30) Nash: $1.038M
    1) Gaston: $13.908M 2) Mecklenburg: $11.227M 3) Wake: $11.107M 4) Guilford: $8.397M
    5) Forsyth: $7.072M 6) Durham: $6.848M 7) Cleveland: $6.607M 8) Robeson: $6.506M
    9) New Hanover: $5.038M 10) Rowan: $4.870M 11) Wayne: $4.617M 12) Pitt: $3.734M
    13) Rockingham: $3.318M 14) Vance: $3.283M 15) Lincoln: $2.887M 16) Iredell: $2.885M
    17) Alamance: $2.754M 18) Craven: $2.733M 19) Union: $2.732M 20) Johnston: $2.711M
    21) Catawba: $2.630M 22) Randolph: $2.415M 23) Duplin:$2.410M 24) Surry: $2.401M
    25) Caldwell: $2.377M 26) Wilson: $2.278M 27) Onslow: $2.210M 28) Wilkes: $1.876M
    29) Davidson: $1.819M 30) Buncombe: $1.752M 31) Granville: $1.725M 32) Sampson: $1.675M
    33) Nash: $1.661M 34) Bladen: $1.658M 35) Hertford: $1.641M 36) Harnett: $1.626M
    37) Franklin: $1.457M 38) Martin: $1.393M 39) Person: $1.370M 40) Pasquotank: $1.321M
    41) Halifax: $1.303M 42) Henderson: $1.287M 43) Cabarrus: $1.262M 44) Beaufort: $1.188M  
    45) Cumberland: $1.126M 46) Bertie: $1.087M 47) Stanly: $1.059M 48) Carteret: $1.057M  

    Municipalities (16)

    1) Raleigh: $5.879M 2) Charlotte: $5.699M 3) Winston-Salem: $3.520M
    4) High Point: $3.207M 5) Wilson: $2.704M 6) Asheville: $1.922M
    7) Gastonia: $1.911M 8) Greenville: $1.884M 9) Greensboro: $1.851M
    10) Durham: $1.816M 11) Lexington: $1.787M 12) Rocky Mount: $1.587M
    13) New Bern: $1.447M  14) Concord: $1.349M 15) Fayetteville: $1.232M
    16) Lumberton: $1.140M

    Other (1)

    1) Mecklenburg EMS: $19.928M    

    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