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 December 7, 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: $16.311M 2) Wake: $15.011M 3) Mecklenburg: $13.820M 4) New Hanover: $13.207M
    5) Guilford: $12.742M 6) Forsyth: $9.532M 7) Durham: $8.948M 8) Robeson: $8.443M
    9) Cleveland: $7.576M 10) Rowan: $6.056M 11) Granville: $5.664M 12) Wayne: $5.326M
    13) Pitt: $4.810M 14) Rockingham: $4.067M 15) Iredell: $3.917M 16) Johnston: $3.747M
    17) Vance: $3.724M 18) Catawba: $3.677M 19) Union: $3.595M  20) Alamance: $3.594M
    21) Lincoln: $3.582M 22) Caldwell: $3.430M 23) Craven: $3.371M 24) Davidson: $3.270M
    25) Surry: $3.115M 26) Randolph: $3.004M 27) Onslow: $2.858M 28) Duplin: $2.793M
    29) Buncombe: $2.757M 30) Wilkes: $2.757M 31) Wilson: $2.514M 32) Sampson: $2.395M
    33) Nash: $2.342M 34) Bladen: $2.339M 35) Harnett: $2.082M 36) Henderson: $2.075M
    37) Franklin: $2.055M 38) Cabarrus: $1.941M 39) Hertford: $1.876M 40) Pasquotank: $1.664M
    41) Person: $1.616M 42) Martin: $1.592M 43) Halifax: $1.545M 44) Cumberland: $1.539M
    45) Burke: $1.517M 46) Beaufort: $1.497M 47) Stanly: $1.483M 48) Davie: $1.394M
    49) Carteret: $1.366M 50) Yadkin: $1.272M 51) Bertie: $1.197M 52) Rutherford: $1.163M
    53) Washington: $1.147M 54)Northhampton:$1.088M 55) Edgecombe: $1.062M 56) Alexander: $1.045M
    57) McDowell: 1.023M        

    Municipalities (18)

    1) Raleigh: $8.696M 2) Charlotte: $7.647M 3) High Point: $4.608M
    4) Winston-Salem: $4.571M 5) Wilson: $3.469M 6) Greensboro: $2.739M
    7) Greenville: $2.627M 8) Rocky Mount: $2.483M 9) Lexington: $2.373M
    10) Gastonia: $2.314M 11) Asheville: $2.214M 12) Concord: $2.183M
    13) New Bern: $1.871M 14) Durham: $1.838M  15) Lumberton: $1.463M
    16) Fayetteville: $1.395M 17) Monroe: $1.244M 18) Elizabeth City: $1.087M

    Other (2)

    Cape : $21.605M
    1) Mecklenburg EMS: $30.225M 2) Cape Fear Public Utility: $1.490M  

    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