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? 

    2020 Participation Form (allows for participation until December 31, 2020)

    Not sure how to get started?  New participants Checklist

    Debt Setoff Success

    Seventy three (73) local governments have surpassed ONE Million dollars since inception. (As of October 8, 2019). Four hundred seventy local governments have received funds through the debt setoff program since 2002.

    Counties (53)

    30) Nash: $1.038M30) Nash: $1.038M
    1) Gaston: $15.380M 2) Wake: $13.672M 3) Mecklenburg: $12.877M 4) New Hanover: $11.598M
    5) Guilford: $11.089M 6) Forsyth: $8.437M 7) Durham: $7.942M 8) Robeson: $7.634M
    9) Cleveland: $7.142M 10) Rowan: $5.666M 11) Wayne: $5.074M 12) Pitt: $4.382M
    13) Rockingham: $3.754M 14) Granville: $3.770M 15) Vance: $3.757M 16) Iredell: $3.562M
    17) Alamance: $3.461M 18) Lincoln: $3.333M 19) Johnston: $3.298M 20) Catawba: $3.255M
    21) Union: $3.235M 22) Craven: $3.106M 23) Caldwell: $2.939M 24) Surry: $2.882M
    25) Randolph: $2.729M 26) Duplin: $2.618M 27) Onslow: $2.599M 28) Davidson: $2.445M
    29) Wilson: $2.400M 30) Wilkes: $2.377M 31) Buncombe: $2.325M 32) Sampson: $2.084M
    33) Bladen: $2.079M 34) Nash: $1.987M 35) Harnett: $1.944M 36) Franklin: $1.789M
    37) Henderson: $1.788M 38) Hertford: $1.777M 39) Cabarrus: $1.644M 40) Pasquotank: $1.539M
    41) Person: $1.509M 42) Martin: $1.502M 43) Halifax: $1.453M 44) Cumberland: $1.377M
    45) Beaufort: $1.363M 46) Stanly: $1.327M 47) Burke: $1.281M 48) Davie: $1.237M
    49) Carteret: $1.223M 50) Yadkin: $1.152M 51) Bertie: $1.136M 52) Washington: $1.077M
    53) Rutherford: $1.048M

    Municipalities (18)

    1) Raleigh: $7.663M 2) Charlotte: $6.938M 3) Winston-Salem: $4.154M
    4) High Point: $4.012M 5) Wilson: $3.189M 6) Greensboro: $2.405M
    7) Greenville: $2.249M 8) Gastonia: $2.157M 9) Rocky Mount: $2.155M
    10) Lexington: $2.143M 11) Asheville: $2.118M 12) Durham: $1.838M
    13) Concord: $1.829M  14) New Bern: $1.700M 15) Fayetteville: $1.355M
    16) Lumberton: $1.310M 17) Monroe: $1.109M 18) Elizabeth City: $1.024M

    Other (2)

    Cape : $21.605M
    1) Mecklenburg EMS: $25.777M 2) Cape Fear Public Utility: $1.242M  

    Local Government Units Receiving Funds in 2019 (401) of 449

    1) Counties:  97/99 2) Municipalities: 261/339 3) Joint Regional Authorities: 6/6
    4) Public Health Authorities: 5/5 5) Sanitary Districts: 6/7 6) Water & Sewer Authorities: 8/8
    7)Metropolitan Sewerage Dist.: 1/1  8) Housing Authorities: 17/22