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? 

    2016 Participation Form (allows for participation until December 31, 2016)


    Not sure how to get started?  New participants Checklist

    Debt Setoff Success

    Sixty (63) local governments have surpassed the ONE Million dollars since inception. (As of June 7, 2016)

    Counties (48)

    30) Nash: $1.038M30) Nash: $1.038M
    1) Gaston: $13.853M 2) Mecklenburg: $11.043M 3) Wake: $10.961M 4) Guilford: $8.238M
    5) Forsyth: $7.006M 6) Durham: $6.797M 7) Cleveland: $6.590M 8) Robeson: $6.437M
    9) Rowan: $4.842M 10) New Hanover: $4.761M 11) Wayne: $4.588M 12) Pitt: $3.710M
    13) Rockingham: $3.295M 14) Vance: $3.273M 15) Lincoln: $2.864M 16) Iredell: $2.861M
    17) Alamance: $2.738M 18) Union: $2.718M 19) Craven: $2.717M 20) Johnston: $2.680M
    21) Catawba: $2.609M 22) Randolph: $2.404M 23) Duplin:$2.397M 24) Surry: $2.389M
    25) Caldwell: $2.366M 26) Wilson: $2.269M 27) Onslow: $2.190M 28) Wilkes: $1.864M
    29) Davidson: $1.805M 30) Buncombe: $1.721M 31) Sampson $1.662M 32) Granville: $1.658M
    33) Bladen: $1.636M 34) Hertford: $1.635M 35) Nash: $1.630M 36) Harnett: $1.613M
    37) Franklin: $1.445M 38) Martin: $1.382M 39) Person: $1.363M 40) Pasquotank: $1.313M
    41) Halifax: $1.297M 42)  Henderson: $1.261M 43) Cabarrus: $1.243M 44) Beaufort: $1.181M  
    45) Cumberland: $1.114M 46) Bertie: $1.082M 47) Stanly: $1.047M 48) Carteret: $1.037M  

    Municipalities (16)

    1) Raleigh: $5.784M 2) Charlotte: $5.625M 3) Winston-Salem: $3.496M
    4) High Point: $3.174M 5) Wilson: $2.684M 6) Gastonia: $1.904M
    7) Asheville: $1.904M 8) Greenville: $1.866M 9) Greensboro: $1.827M
    10) Durham: $1.809M 11) Lexington: $1.775M 12) Rocky Mount: $1.566M
    13) New Bern: $1.438M  14) Concord: $1.329M 15) Fayetteville: $1.225M
    16) Lumberton: $1.129M

    Other (1)

    1) Mecklenburg EMS: $19.634M    

    Local Government Units Receiving Funds in 2016 (389)

    1) Counties:  96 2) Municipalities: 258 3) Joint Regional Authorities: 4
    4) Public Health Authorities: 6 5) Sanitary Districts: 3 6) Water & Sewer Authorities: 8
    7)Metropolitan Sewerage Dist.: 1  8)Housing Authorities: 13