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? 

    2021 Participation Form (allows for participation until December 31, 2020)

    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 July 13, 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: $16.274M 2) Wake: $14.939M 3) Mecklenburg: $13.748M 4) New Hanover: $13.175M
    5) Guilford: $12.645M 6) Forsyth: $9.465M 7) Durham: $8.889M 8) Robeson: $8.417M
    9) Cleveland: $7.561M 10) Rowan: $6.031M 11) Granville: $5.593M 12) Wayne: $5.318M
    13) Pitt: $4.802M 14) Rockingham: $4.050M 15) Iredell: $3.897M 16) Johnston: $3.724M
    17) Vance: $3.718M 18) Catawba: $3.658M 19) Alamance: $3.583M 20) Union: $3.574M
    21) Lincoln: $3.572M 22) Caldwell: $3.415M 23) Craven: $3.358M 24) Davidson: $3.229M
    25) Surry: $3.108M 26) Randolph: $2.995M 27) Onslow: $2.843M 28) Duplin: $2.784M
    29) Wilkes: $2.747M 30) Buncombe: $2.739M 31) Wilson: $2.508M 32) Sampson: $2.384M
    33) Bladen: $2.324M 34) Nash: $2.324M 35) Harnett: $2.073M 36) Henderson: $2.062M
    37) Franklin: $2.031M 38) Cabarrus: $1.922M 39) Hertford: $1.873M 40) Pasquotank: $1.658M
    41) Person: $1.609M 42) Martin: $1.589M 43) Halifax: $1.542M 44) Cumberland: $1.531M
    45) Burke: $1.506M 46) Beaufort: $1.488M 47) Stanly: $1.479M 48) Davie: $1.385M
    49) Carteret: $1.359M 50) Yadkin: $1.266M 51) Bertie: $1.193M 52) Rutherford: $1.158M
    53) Washington: $1.142M 54)Northhampton:$1.082M 55) Edgecombe: $1.054M 56) Alexander: $1.042M
    57) McDowell: 1.018M        

    Municipalities (18)

    1) Raleigh: $8.641M 2) Charlotte: $7.605M 3) High Point: $4.587M
    4) Winston-Salem: $4.547M 5) Wilson: $3.458M 6) Greensboro: $2.720M
    7) Greenville: $2.611M 8) Rocky Mount: $2.468M 9) Lexington: $2.367M
    10) Gastonia: $2.304M 11) Asheville: $2.209M 12) Concord: $2.171M
    13) New Bern: $1.858M 14) Durham: $1.838M  15) Lumberton: $1.458M
    16) Fayetteville: $1.393M 17) Monroe: $1.237M 18) Elizabeth City: $1.084M

    Other (2)

    Cape : $21.605M
    1) Mecklenburg EMS: $29.971M 2) Cape Fear Public Utility: $1.478M  

    Local Government Units Receiving Funds in 2021 (403 of 457)

    1) Counties:  96/98 2) Municipalities: 263/309 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