Frequently Asked Questions

Participation - (updated July 8, 2015)

1. What type of local governments are eligible to participate in the NC Local Government Debt Setoff Clearinghouse according to the statutes?

2. Where is the general statute associated with the debt setoff legislation?

Click here for the general statute.

3. Is there any cost for participation in the NC Local Government Debt Setoff Clearinghouse?

No, there are no costs for participating. However, you do need to be a member of the NC Association of County Commissioners or League of Municipalities.

  • NC Association of Counties contact: Matt Gunnett
  • NC League of Municipalities contact: Rob SHepherd

Click here for the above contact information.

4. What initial start-up forms are required for participation in the Local Government Debt Setoff Clearinghouse?

  • Memorandum of Understanding
  • Local Agency Certification (if not a county or municipality)
  • Multiple Unit Colletion Rider (for counties collecting taxes on behalf of municipalities)

5. Are there any other initial start-up forms required for participation in the Local Government Debt Setoff Clearinghouse?

  • Business Associate Rider (if submitting Health and/or EMS debts)
  • Housing Authority Rider (if submitting Housing Authority debts)

6. Are there any annual forms required for participation in the Local Government Debt Setoff Clearinghouse?

  • Annual Participation

7. Where are these forms located on this website?

Click here for the forms page.

8. If there are multiple departments for a local government wanting to participate, is an annual participation form required for each?

No, only ONE annual participation form is required for the entire local government.

9. Is there a guide to assist in completing the annual participation form?

Yes, click here for the guide.

10. What period of time does the Annual Participation form cover?

It allows both new and already participating local governments to submit debtors/debts for the remainder of the current year and the entire next year.

11. Once the annual participation form is submitted and there are changes in any or all information, does a new form need to be submitted?

No, please send an email to ncsetoff@ncsetoff.org with the updated information.

12. Are there any roles that need to be identified by the participating local government?

  • Coordinator
  • Hearing Officer