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? 

    2018 Participation Form (allows for participation until December 31, 2018)

    Not sure how to get started?  New participants Checklist

    Debt Setoff Success

    Sixty (70) local governments have surpassed the ONE Million dollars since inception. (As of October 10, 2017)

    Counties (52)

    30) Nash: $1.038M30) Nash: $1.038M
    1) Gaston: $14.299M 2) Wake: $12.135M 3) Mecklenburg: $11.874M 4) Guilford: $9.462M
    5) Forsyth: $7.558M 6) Durham: $7.135M 7) New Hanover: $7.033M 8) Robeson: $6.942M
    9) Cleveland: $6.774M 10) Rowan: $5.148M 11) Wayne: $4.808M 12) Pitt: $3.959M
    13) Rockingham: $3.475M 14) Vance: $3.393M 15) Iredell: $3.079M 16) Lincoln: $3.041M
    17) Alamance: $2.900M 18) Johnston: $2.867M 19) Union: $2.858M 20) Craven: $2.855M
    21) Catawba: $2.813 22) Surry: $2.620M 23) Randolph:$2.541M 24) Caldwell: $2.539M
    25) Duplin: $2.491M 26) Onslow: $2.337M 27) Wilson: $2.313M 28) Granville: $2.247M
    29) Davidson: $2.012M 30) Buncombe: $1.959M 31) Wilkes: $1.948M 32) Bladen: $1.813M
    33) Sampson: $1.812M 34) Nash: $1.786M 35) Harnett: $1.755M 36) Hertford: $1.689M
    37) Franklin: $1.569M 38) Henderson: $1.486M 39) Martin: $1.442M 40) Person: $1.420M
    41) Cabarrus: $1.397M 42) Pasquotank: $1.394M 43) Halifax: $1.359M 44) Beaufort: $1.240M
    45) Cumberland: $1.201M 46) Stanly: $1.161M 47) Carteret: $1.114M 48) Bertie: $1.097M
    49) Davie: $1.071M 50) Burke: $1.065M 51) Yadkin: $1.020M 52) Washington: $1.007M

    Municipalities (16)

    1) Raleigh: $6.445M 2) Charlotte: $5.948M 3) Winston-Salem: $3.722M
    4) High Point: $3.462M 5) Wilson: $2.881M 6) Greenville: $2.023M
    7) Greensboro: $2.022M 8) Asheville: $2.008M 9) Gastonia: $1.998M
    10) Lexington: $1.913M 11) Durham: $1.824M 12) Rocky Mount: $1.798M
    13) New Bern: $1.532M  14) Concord: $1.531M 15) Fayetteville: $1.320M
    16) Lumberton: $1.205M

    Other (2)

    Cape : $21.605M
    1) Mecklenburg EMS: $21.850M 2) Cape Fear Public Utility: $1.021M  

    Local Government Units Receiving Funds in 2017 (406)

    1) Counties:  96 2) Municipalities: 268 3) Joint Regional Authorities: 5
    4) Public Health Authorities: 6 5) Sanitary Districts: 6 6) Water & Sewer Authorities: 8
    7)Metropolitan Sewerage Dist.: 1  8) Housing Authorities: 16