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? 

    2022 Participation Form (allows for participation until December 31, 2022)

    Not sure how to get started?  New participants Checklist

    Debt Setoff Success

    Seventy five (77) local governments have surpassed ONE Million dollars since inception (As of October 12, 2021). 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: $16.294M 2) Wake: $14.993M 3) Mecklenburg: $13.788M 4) New Hanover: $13.193M
    5) Guilford: $12.708M 6) Forsyth: $9.502M 7) Durham: $8.931M 8) Robeson: $8.434M
    9) Cleveland: $7.571M 10) Rowan: $6.046M 11) Granville: $5.644M 12) Wayne: $5.321M
    13) Pitt: $4.809M 14) Rockingham: $4.059M 15) Iredell: $3.909M 16) Johnston: $3.740M
    17) Vance: $3.721M 18) Catawba: $3.674M 19) Alamance: $3.591M 20) Union: $3.588M
    21) Lincoln: $3.580M 22) Caldwell: $3.424M 23) Craven: $3.367M 24) Davidson: $3.253M
    25) Surry: $3.113M 26) Randolph: $3.002M 27) Onslow: $2.849M 28) Duplin: $2.790M
    29) Wilkes: $2.753M 30) Buncombe: $2.749M 31) Wilson: $2.513M 32) Sampson: $2.391M
    33) Nash: $2.335M 34) Bladen: $2.333M 35) Harnett: $2.078M 36) Henderson: $2.071M
    37) Franklin: $2.043M 38) Cabarrus: $1.935M 39) Hertford: $1.875M 40) Pasquotank: $1.662M
    41) Person: $1.615M 42) Martin: $1.591M 43) Halifax: $1.543M 44) Cumberland: $1.538M
    45) Burke: $1.515M 46) Beaufort: $1.493M 47) Stanly: $1.483M 48) Davie: $1.390M
    49) Carteret: $1.362M 50) Yadkin: $1.271M 51) Bertie: $1.196M 52) Rutherford: $1.162M
    53) Washington: $1.144M 54)Northhampton:$1.087M 55) Edgecombe: $1.058M 56) Alexander: $1.044M
    57) McDowell: 1.021M        

    Municipalities (18)

    1) Raleigh: $8.674M 2) Charlotte: $7.634M 3) High Point: $4.603M
    4) Winston-Salem: $4.563M 5) Wilson: $3.465M 6) Greensboro: $2.731M
    7) Greenville: $2.621M 8) Rocky Mount: $2.476M 9) Lexington: $2.372M
    10) Gastonia: $2.311M 11) Asheville: $2.213M 12) Concord: $2.183M
    13) New Bern: $1.869M 14) Durham: $1.838M  15) Lumberton: $1.461M
    16) Fayetteville: $1.395M 17) Monroe: $1.241M 18) Elizabeth City: $1.086M

    Other (2)

    Cape : $21.605M
    1) Mecklenburg EMS: $30.128M 2) Cape Fear Public Utility: $1.484M  

    Local Government Units Receiving Funds in 2021 (405 of 457)

    1) Counties:  96/98 2) Municipalities: 264/309 3) Joint Regional Authorities: 6/7
    4) Public Health Authorities: 5/6 5) Sanitary Districts: 6/7 6) Water & Sewer Authorities: 9/9
    7)Metropolitan Sewerage Dist.: 1/1  8) Housing Authorities: 18/20