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? 

    2017 Participation Form (allows for participation until December 31, 2017)

    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 July 25, 2017)

    Counties (52)

    30) Nash: $1.038M30) Nash: $1.038M
    1) Gaston: $14.278M 2) Wake: $12.092M 3) Mecklenburg: $11.825M 4) Guilford: $9.407M
    5) Forsyth: $7.535M 6) Durham: $7.126M 7) New Hanover: $6.957M 8) Robeson: $6.930M
    9) Cleveland: $6.769M 10) Rowan: $5.139M 11) Wayne: $4.797M 12) Pitt: $3.948M
    13) Rockingham: $3.471M 14) Vance: $3.390M 15) Iredell: $3.072M 16) Lincoln: $3.031M
    17) Alamance: $2.892M 18) Johnston: $2.862M 19) Union: $2.854M 20) Craven: $2.852M
    21) Catawba: $2.805M 22) Surry: $2.614M 23) Randolph:$2.536M 24) Caldwell: $2.534M
    25) Duplin: $2.489M 26) Onslow: $2.334M 27) Wilson: $2.311M 28) Granville: $2.224M
    29) Davidson: $2.007M 30) Buncombe: $1.954M 31) Wilkes: $1.947M 32) Sampson: $1.808M
    33) Bladen: $1.807M 34) Nash: $1.782M 35) Harnett: $1.749M 36) Hertford: $1.687M
    37) Franklin: $1.564M 38) Henderson: $1.481M 39) Martin: $1.440M 40) Person: $1.419M
    41) Cabarrus: $1.3931M 42) Pasquotank: $1.391M 43) Halifax: $1.358M 44) Beaufort: $1.239M
    45) Cumberland: $1.197M 46) Stanly: $1.158M 47) Carteret: $1.113M 48) Bertie: $1.097M
    49) Davie: $1.068M 50) Burke: $1.063M 51) Yadkin: $1.019M 52) Washington: $1.007M

    Municipalities (16)

    1) Raleigh: $6.429M 2) Charlotte: $6.137M 3) Winston-Salem: $3.713M
    4) High Point: $3.452M 5) Wilson: $2.872M 6) Greenville: $2.019M
    7) Greensboro: $2.015M 8) Asheville: $2.004M 9) Gastonia: $1.996M
    10) Lexington: $1.910M 11) Durham: $1.824M 12) Rocky Mount: $1.792M
    13) New Bern: $1.528M  14) Concord: $1.525M 15) Fayetteville: $1.317M
    16) Lumberton: $1.204M

    Other (2)

    Cape : $21.605M
    1) Mecklenburg EMS: $21.771M 2) Cape Fear Public Utility: $1.017M  

    Local Government Units Receiving Funds in 2017 (403)

    1) Counties:  96 2) Municipalities: 266 3) Joint Regional Authorities: 5
    4) Public Health Authorities: 6 5) Sanitary Districts: 5 6) Water & Sewer Authorities: 8
    7)Metropolitan Sewerage Dist.: 1  8) Housing Authorities: 16