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 September 5, 2017)

    Counties (52)

    30) Nash: $1.038M30) Nash: $1.038M
    1) Gaston: $14.288M 2) Wake: $12.115M 3) Mecklenburg: $11.854M 4) Guilford: $9.432M
    5) Forsyth: $7.546M 6) Durham: $7.132M 7) New Hanover: $6.995M 8) Robeson: $6.935M
    9) Cleveland: $6.773M 10) Rowan: $5.144M 11) Wayne: $4.805M 12) Pitt: $3.954M
    13) Rockingham: $3.473M 14) Vance: $3.392M 15) Iredell: $3.076M 16) Lincoln: $3.034M
    17) Alamance: $2.896M 18) Johnston: $2.866M 19) Union: $2.857M 20) Craven: $2.853M
    21) Catawba: $2.810M 22) Surry: $2.616M 23) Randolph:$2.539M 24) Caldwell: $2.537M
    25) Duplin: $2.490M 26) Onslow: $2.335M 27) Wilson: $2.312M 28) Granville: $2.236M
    29) Davidson: $2.011M 30) Buncombe: $1.957M 31) Wilkes: $1.947M 32) Bladen: $1.811M
    33) Sampson: $1.810M 34) Nash: $1.785M 35) Harnett: $1.751M 36) Hertford: $1.688M
    37) Franklin: $1.566M 38) Henderson: $1.484M 39) Martin: $1.442M 40) Person: $1.419M
    41) Cabarrus: $1.394M 42) Pasquotank: $1.392M 43) Halifax: $1.358M 44) Beaufort: $1.239M
    45) Cumberland: $1.198M 46) Stanly: $1.159M 47) Carteret: $1.113M 48) Bertie: $1.097M
    49) Davie: $1.070M 50) Burke: $1.064M 51) Yadkin: $1.0209M 52) Washington: $1.007M

    Municipalities (16)

    1) Raleigh: $6.443M 2) Charlotte: $6.145M 3) Winston-Salem: $3.719M
    4) High Point: $3.458M 5) Wilson: $2.877M 6) Greenville: $2.021M
    7) Greensboro: $2.019M 8) Asheville: $2.006M 9) Gastonia: $1.997M
    10) Lexington: $1.912M 11) Durham: $1.824M 12) Rocky Mount: $1.794M
    13) New Bern: $1.529M  14) Concord: $1.529M 15) Fayetteville: $1.318M
    16) Lumberton: $1.204M

    Other (2)

    Cape : $21.605M
    1) Mecklenburg EMS: $21.810M 2) Cape Fear Public Utility: $1.017M  

    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