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? 

    2018 Participation Form (allows for participation until December 31, 2018)

    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 November 7, 2017)

    Counties (52)

    30) Nash: $1.038M30) Nash: $1.038M
    1) Gaston: $14.311M 2) Wake: $12.159M 3) Mecklenburg: $11.904M 4) Guilford: $9.489M
    5) Forsyth: $7.566M 6) Durham: $7.137M 7) New Hanover: $7.085M 8) Robeson: $6.952M
    9) Cleveland: $6.779M 10) Rowan: $5.154M 11) Wayne: $4.812M 12) Pitt: $3.962M
    13) Rockingham: $3.478M 14) Vance: $3.395M 15) Iredell: $3.082M 16) Lincoln: $3.045M
    17) Alamance: $2.905M 18) Johnston: $2.870M 19) Union: $2.862M 20) Craven: $2.858M
    21) Catawba: $2.817M 22) Surry: $2.625M 23) Randolph:$2.543M 24) Caldwell: $2.541M
    25) Duplin: $2.492M 26) Onslow: $2.344M 27) Wilson: $2.313M 28) Granville: $2.253M
    29) Davidson: $2.017M 30) Buncombe: $1.965M 31) Wilkes: $1.951M 32) Bladen: $1.818M
    33) Sampson: $1.815M 34) Nash: $1.789M 35) Harnett: $1.758M 36) Hertford: $1.690M
    37) Franklin: $1.573M 38) Henderson: $1.491M 39) Martin: $1.442M 40) Person: $1.422M
    41) Cabarrus: $1.401M 42) Pasquotank: $1.396M 43) Halifax: $1.361M 44) Beaufort: $1.242M
    45) Cumberland: $1.203M 46) Stanly: $1.164M 47) Carteret: $1.119M 48) Bertie: $1.097M
    49) Davie: $1.073M 50) Burke: $1.066M 51) Yadkin: $1.022M 52) Washington: $1.009M

    Municipalities (16)

    1) Raleigh: $6.473M 2) Charlotte: $5.961M 3) Winston-Salem: $3.727M
    4) High Point: $3.465M 5) Wilson: $2.883M 6) Greensbor: $2.026M
    7) Greenville: $2.025M 8) Asheville: $2.012M 9) Gastonia: $2.001M
    10) Lexington: $1.917M 11) Durham: $1.825M 12) Rocky Mount: $1.802M
    13) New Bern: $1.533M  14) Concord: $1.537M 15) Fayetteville: $1.322M
    16) Lumberton: $1.206M

    Other (2)

    Cape : $21.605M
    1) Mecklenburg EMS: $21.906M 2) Cape Fear Public Utility: $1.025M  

    Local Government Units Receiving Funds in 2017 (406)

    1) Counties:  96 2) Municipalities: 268 3) Joint Regional Authorities: 5
    4) Public Health Authorities: 6 5) Sanitary Districts: 6 6) Water & Sewer Authorities: 8
    7)Metropolitan Sewerage Dist.: 1  8) Housing Authorities: 16