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 (78) local governments have surpassed ONE Million dollars since inception (As of May 17, 2022). 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: $16.567M 2) Wake: $15.456M 3)Mecklenburg: $14.029M 4) Guilford: $13.401M
    5)New Hanover: $13.340M 6) Forsyth: $9.999M 7) Durham: $9.296M 8) Robeson: $8.682M
    9) Cleveland: $7.748M 10) Granville: $6.350M 11) Rowan: $6.258M 12) Wayne: $5.397M
    13) Pitt: $4.951M 14) Rockingham: $4.198M 15) Iredell: $4.108M 16) Johnston: $3.947M
    17) Catawba: $3.848M 18) Union: $3.802M 19) Vance: $3.761M 20) Lincoln: $3.722M
    21) Alamance: $3.690M 22) Caldwell: $3.652M 23) Davidson: $3.563M 24) Craven: $3.472M
    25) Surry: $3.182M 26) Randolph: $3.142M 27) Buncombe: $2.969M 28) Onslow: $2.922M
    29) Duplin: $2.893M 30) Wilkes: $2.873M 31) Wilson: $2.552M 32) Sampson: $2.487M
    33) Nash: $2.480M 34) Bladen: $2.458M 35) Henderson: $2.187M 36) Franklin: $2.162M
    37) Harnett: $2.158M 38) Cabarrus: $2.089M 39) Hertford: $1.890M 40) Pasquotank: $1.698M
    41) Burke: $1.671M 42) Person: $1.662M 43) Martin: $1.612M 44) Cumberland: $1.596M
    45) Halifax: $1.589M 46) Beaufort: $1.545M 47) Stanly: $1.524M 48) Carteret: $1.465M
    49) Davie: $1.461M 50) Yadkin: $1.326M 51) Bertie: $1.223M 52) Rutherford: $1.207M
    53) Washington: $1.172M 54) Edgecombe: $1.145M 55)Northhampton:$1.138M 56) Alexander: $1.099M
    57) McDowell: 1.070M

    Municipalities (19)

    1) Raleigh: $8.996M 2) Charlotte: $7.826M 3) High Point: $4.796M
    4) Winston-Salem: $4.706M 5) Wilson: $3.551M 6) Greensboro: $2.829M
    7) Greenville: $2.761M 8) Rocky Mount: $2.584M 9) Lexington: $2.463M
    10) Gastonia: $2.405M 11) Concord: $2.293M 12) Asheville: $2.245M
    13) New Bern: $1.921M 14) Durham: $1.878M  15) Lumberton: $1.498M
    16) Fayetteville: $1.402M 17) Monroe: $1.292M 18) Elizabeth City: $1.105M
    19) Salisbury: $1.021M

    Other (2)

    Cape : $21.605M
    1) Mecklenburg EMS: $31.705M 2) Cape Fear Public Utility: $1.606M  

    Local Government Units Receiving Funds in 2022 (396 of 458)

    1) Counties:  96/98 2) Municipalities: 257/310 3) Joint Regional Authorities: 7/7
    4) Public Health Authorities: 5/5 5) Sanitary Districts: 6/7 6) Water & Sewer Authorities: 9/9
    7)Metropolitan Sewerage Dist.: 1/1  8) Housing Authorities: 15/21