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 June 20, 2017)

    Counties (52)

    30) Nash: $1.038M30) Nash: $1.038M
    1) Gaston: $14.267M 2) Wake: $12.071M 3) Mecklenburg: $11.800M 4) Guilford: $9.387M
    5) Forsyth: $7.528M 6) Durham: $7.119M 7) Robeson: $6.924M 8) New Hanover: $6.921M
    9) Cleveland: $6.765M 10) Rowan: $5.136M 11) Wayne: $4.792M 12) Pitt: $3.945M
    13) Rockingham: $3.469M 14) Vance: $3.388M 15) Iredell: $3.068M 16) Lincoln: $3.024M
    17) Alamance: $2.888M 18) Johnston: $2.858M 19) Union: $2.852M 20) Craven: $2.846M
    21) Catawba: $2.801M 22) Surry: $2.610M 23) Randolph:$2.532M 24) Caldwell: $2.532M
    25) Duplin: $2.489M 26) Onslow: $2.332M 27) Wilson: $2.310M 28) Granville: $2.213M
    29) Davidson: $2.006M 30) Buncombe: $1.951M 31) Wilkes: $1.946M 32) Sampson: $1.807M
    33) Bladen: $1.804M 34) Nash: $1.781M 35) Harnett: $1.747M 36) Hertford: $1.686M
    37) Franklin: $1.562M 38) Henderson: $1.477M 39) Martin: $1.435M 40) Person: $1.418M
    41) Cabarrus: $1.391M 42) Pasquotank: $1.388M 43) Halifax: $1.357M 44) Beaufort: $1.238M
    45) Cumberland: $1.196M 46) Stanly: $1.157M 47) Carteret: $1.111M 48) Bertie: $1.096M
    49) Davie: $1.067M 50) Burke: $1.060M 51) Yadkin: $1.019M 52) Washington: $1.006M

    Municipalities (16)

    1) Raleigh: $6.414M 2) Charlotte: $6.126M 3) Winston-Salem: $3.710M
    4) High Point: $3.449M 5) Wilson: $2.869M 6) Greenville: $2.016M
    7) Greensboro: $2.010M 8) Asheville: $2.000M 9) Gastonia: $1.995M
    10) Lexington: $1.908M 11) Durham: $1.824M 12) Rocky Mount: $1.788M
    13) New Bern: $1.526M  14) Concord: $1.521M 15) Fayetteville: $1.316M
    16) Lumberton: $1.202M

    Other (2)

    Cape : $21.605M
    1) Mecklenburg EMS: $21.721M 2) Cape Fear Public Utility: $1.012M  

    Local Government Units Receiving Funds in 2017 (401)

    1) Counties:  96 2) Municipalities: 264 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: 15