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 May 7, 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: $15.315M 2) Wake: $13.535M 3) Mecklenburg: $12.763M 4) New Hanover: $11.303M
    5) Guilford: $10.964M 6) Forsyth: $8.365M 7) Durham: $7.873M 8) Robeson: $7.572M
    9) Cleveland: $7.114M 10) Rowan: $5.628M 11) Wayne: $5.057M 12) Pitt: $4.368M
    13) Rockingham: $3.743M 14) Granville: $3.677M 15) Vance: $3.549M 16) Iredell: $3.436M
    17) Alamance: $3.300M 18) Lincoln: $3.284M 19) Johnston: $3.227M 20) Catawba: $3.208M
    21) Union: $3.191M 22) Craven: $3.087M 23) Caldwell: $2.898M 24) Surry: $2.869M
    25) Randolph: $2.721M 26) Duplin: $2.604M 27) Onslow: $2.584M 28) Davidson: $2.418M
    29) Wilson: $2.381M 30) Wilkes: $2.361M 31) Buncombe: $2.303M 32) Sampson: $2.070M
    33) Bladen: $2.061M 34) Nash: $1.970M 35) Harnett: $1.933M 36) Franklin: $1.779M
    37) Henderson: $1.770M 38) Hertford: $1.766M 39) Cabarrus: $1.623M 40) Pasquotank: $1.528M
    41) Person: $1.500M 42) Martin: $1.489M 43) Halifax: $1.446M 44) Cumberland: $1.364M
    45) Beaufort: $1.351M 46) Stanly: $1.315M 47) Burke: $1.270M 48) Davie: $1.230M
    49) Carteret: $1.216M 50) Yadkin: $1.147M 51) Bertie: $1.132M 52) Washington: $1.068M
    53) Rutherford: $1.044M

    Municipalities (18)

    1) Raleigh: $7.572M 2) Charlotte: $6.875M 3) Winston-Salem: $4.129M
    4) High Point: $3.976M 5) Wilson: $3.161M 6) Greensboro: $2.375M
    7) Greenville: $2.231M 8) Gastonia: $2.147M 9) Lexington: $2.132M
    10) Rocky Mount: $2.128M 11) Asheville: $2.111M 12) Durham: $1.837M
    13) Concord: $1.811M  14) New Bern: $1.686M 15) Fayetteville: $1.350M
    16) Lumberton: $1.303M 17) Monroe: $1.099M 18) Elizabeth City: $1.015M

    Other (2)

    Cape : $21.605M
    1) Mecklenburg EMS: $25.431M 2) Cape Fear Public Utility: $1.221M  

    Local Government Units Receiving Funds in 2019 (390) of 449

    1) Counties:  97/99 2) Municipalities: 250/339 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