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? 

    2019 Participation Form (allows for participation until December 31, 2019)

    Not sure how to get started?  New participants Checklist

    Debt Setoff Success

    Seventy three (73) local governments have surpassed ONE Million dollars since inception. (As of August 6, 2019). Four hundred sixty five (465) local governments have received funds through the debt setoff program since 2002.

    Counties (53)

    30) Nash: $1.038M30) Nash: $1.038M
    1) Gaston: $15.364M 2) Wake: $13.645M 3) Mecklenburg: $12.846M 4) New Hanover: $11.532M
    5) Guilford: $11.061M 6) Forsyth: $8.420M 7) Durham: $7.927M 8) Robeson: $7.623M
    9) Cleveland: $7.134M 10) Rowan: $5.659M 11) Wayne: $5.068M 12) Pitt: $4.379M
    13) Rockingham: $3.753M 14) Granville: $3.752M 15) Vance: $3.560M 16) Iredell: $3.454M
    17) Alamance: $3.326M 18) Lincoln: $3.294M 19) Johnston: $3.245M 20) Catawba: $3.228M
    21) Union: $3.207M 22) Craven: $3.104M 23) Caldwell: $2.933M 24) Surry: $2.878M
    25) Randolph: $2.727M 26) Duplin: $2.614M 27) Onslow: $2.597M 28) Davidson: $2.437M
    29) Wilson: $2.395M 30) Wilkes: $2.375M 31) Buncombe: $2.320M 32) Sampson: $2.083M
    33) Bladen: $2.076M 34) Nash: $1.984M 35) Harnett: $1.941M 36) Franklin: $1.785M
    37) Henderson: $1.783M 38) Hertford: $1.772M 39) Cabarrus: $1.638M 40) Pasquotank: $1.537M
    41) Person: $1.506M 42) Martin: $1.501M 43) Halifax: $1.451M 44) Cumberland: $1.375M
    45) Beaufort: $1.358M 46) Stanly: $1.327M 47) Burke: $1.277M 48) Davie: $1.235M
    49) Carteret: $1.223M 50) Yadkin: $1.150M 51) Bertie: $1.136M 52) Washington: $1.075M
    53) Rutherford: $1.047M

    Municipalities (18)

    1) Raleigh: $7.642M 2) Charlotte: $6.920M 3) Winston-Salem: $4.149M
    4) High Point: $4.005M 5) Wilson: $3.180M 6) Greensboro: $2.397M
    7) Greenville: $2.245M 8) Gastonia: $2.156M 9) Rocky Mount: $2.145M
    10) Lexington: $2.139M 11) Asheville: $2.116M 12) Durham: $1.838M
    13) Concord: $1.823M  14) New Bern: $1.696M 15) Fayetteville: $1.353M
    16) Lumberton: $1.308M 17) Monroe: $1.107M 18) Elizabeth City: $1.019M

    Other (2)

    Cape : $21.605M
    1) Mecklenburg EMS: $25.697M 2) Cape Fear Public Utility: $1.238M  

    Local Government Units Receiving Funds in 2019 (401) of 449

    1) Counties:  97/99 2) Municipalities: 261/339 3) Joint Regional Authorities: 6/6
    4) Public Health Authorities: 5/5 5) Sanitary Districts: 6/7 6) Water & Sewer Authorities: 8/8
    7)Metropolitan Sewerage Dist.: 1/1  8) Housing Authorities: 17/22