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? 

    2020 Participation Form (allows for participation until December 31, 2020)

    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 September 10, 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: $15.367M 2) Wake: $13.661M 3) Mecklenburg: $12.862M 4) New Hanover: $11.570M
    5) Guilford: $11.075M 6) Forsyth: $8.429M 7) Durham: $7.936M 8) Robeson: $7.630M
    9) Cleveland: $7.139M 10) Rowan: $5.664M 11) Wayne: $5.072M 12) Pitt: $4.380M
    13) Rockingham: $3.754M 14) Granville: $3.762M 15) Vance: $3.561M 16) Iredell: $3.456M
    17) Alamance: $3.332M 18) Lincoln: $3.296M 19) Johnston: $3.249M 20) Catawba: $3.230M
    21) Union: $3.210M 22) Craven: $3.105M 23) Caldwell: $2.935M 24) Surry: $2.880M
    25) Randolph: $2.727M 26) Duplin: $2.616M 27) Onslow: $2.598M 28) Davidson: $2.439M
    29) Wilson: $2.399M 30) Wilkes: $2.375M 31) Buncombe: $2.322M 32) Sampson: $2.084M
    33) Bladen: $2.078M 34) Nash: $1.985M 35) Harnett: $1.943M 36) Franklin: $1.787M
    37) Henderson: $1.787M 38) Hertford: $1.776M 39) Cabarrus: $1.641M 40) Pasquotank: $1.537M
    41) Person: $1.508M 42) Martin: $1.501M 43) Halifax: $1.453M 44) Cumberland: $1.376M
    45) Beaufort: $1.361M 46) Stanly: $1.327M 47) Burke: $1.279M 48) Davie: $1.236M
    49) Carteret: $1.223M 50) Yadkin: $1.152M 51) Bertie: $1.136M 52) Washington: $1.076M
    53) Rutherford: $1.048M

    Municipalities (18)

    1) Raleigh: $7.654M 2) Charlotte: $6.927M 3) Winston-Salem: $4.152M
    4) High Point: $4.010M 5) Wilson: $3.180M 6) Greensboro: $2.402M
    7) Greenville: $2.247M 8) Gastonia: $2.156M 9) Rocky Mount: $2.150M
    10) Lexington: $2.141M 11) Asheville: $2.117M 12) Durham: $1.838M
    13) Concord: $1.827M  14) New Bern: $1.699M 15) Fayetteville: $1.354M
    16) Lumberton: $1.309M 17) Monroe: $1.108M 18) Elizabeth City: $1.022M

    Other (2)

    Cape : $21.605M
    1) Mecklenburg EMS: $25.741M 2) Cape Fear Public Utility: $1.241M  

    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