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 two (73) local governments have surpassed ONE Million dollars since inception. (As of July 9, 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: $15.356M 2) Wake: $13.625M 3) Mecklenburg: $12.828M 4) New Hanover: $11.481M
    5) Guilford: $11.039M 6) Forsyth: $8.412M 7) Durham: $7.917M 8) Robeson: $7.617M
    9) Cleveland: $7.133M 10) Rowan: $5.653M 11) Wayne: $5.067M 12) Pitt: $4.376M
    13) Rockingham: $3.752M 14) Granville: $3.744M 15) Vance: $3.559M 16) Iredell: $3.449M
    17) Alamance: $3.319M 18) Lincoln: $3.291M 19) Johnston: $3.242M 20) Catawba: $3.223M
    21) Union: $3.204M 22) Craven: $3.102M 23) Caldwell: $2.927M 24) Surry: $2.878M
    25) Randolph: $2.725M 26) Duplin: $2.612M 27) Onslow: $2.597M 28) Davidson: $2.434M
    29) Wilson: $2.394M 30) Wilkes: $2.373M 31) Buncombe: $2.318M 32) Sampson: $2.082M
    33) Bladen: $2.074M 34) Nash: $1.982M 35) Harnett: $1.940M 36) Franklin: $1.784M
    37) Henderson: $1.779M 38) Hertford: $1.770M 39) Cabarrus: $1.635M 40) Pasquotank: $1.535M
    41) Person: $1.505M 42) Martin: $1.495M 43) Halifax: $1.450M 44) Cumberland: $1.374M
    45) Beaufort: $1.358M 46) Stanly: $1.324M 47) Burke: $1.277M 48) Davie: $1.235M
    49) Carteret: $1.222M 50) Yadkin: $1.150M 51) Bertie: $1.136M 52) Washington: $1.075M
    53) Rutherford: $1.047M

    Municipalities (18)

    1) Raleigh: $7.630M 2) Charlotte: $6.915M 3) Winston-Salem: $4.145M
    4) High Point: $3.999M 5) Wilson: $3.175M 6) Greensboro: $2.395M
    7) Greenville: $2.244M 8) Gastonia: $2.155M 9) Rocky Mount: $2.144M
    10) Lexington: $2.138M 11) Asheville: $2.116M 12) Durham: $1.838M
    13) Concord: $1.821M  14) New Bern: $1.695M 15) Fayetteville: $1.353M
    16) Lumberton: $1.307M 17) Monroe: $1.106M 18) Elizabeth City: $1.019M

    Other (2)

    Cape : $21.605M
    1) Mecklenburg EMS: $25.650M 2) Cape Fear Public Utility: $1.237M  

    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