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 December 15, 2015) FINAL FOR 2015

    Counties (46)

    30) Nash: $1.038M30) Nash: $1.038M
    1) Gaston: $13.489M 2) Mecklenburg: $10.274M 3) Wake: $10.114M 4) Guilford: $7.620M
    5) Forsyth: $6.631M 6) Durham: $6.569M 7) Cleveland: $6.440M 8) Robeson: $6.148M
    9) Rowan: $4.639M 10) Wayne: $4.423M7 11) Pitt: $3.583M 12) Vance: $3.182M
    13) Rockingham: $3.152M 14) New Hanover: $3.070M 15) Lincoln: $2.751M 16) Iredell: $2.718M
    17) Craven: $2.631M 18) Union: $2.622M 19) Alamance: $2.614M 20) Johnston: $2.519M
    21) Catawba: $2.420M 22) Randolph: $2.320M 23) Duplin:$2.308M 24) Caldwell: $2.246M
    25) Wilson: $2.221M 26) Surry: $2.194M 27) Onslow: $2.060M 28) Wilkes: $1.811M
    29) Davidson: $1.667M 30) Hertford: $1.589M 31) Sampson $1.556M 32) Buncombe: $1.549M
    33) Bladen: $1.548M 34) Harnett: $1.523M 35) Nash: $1.473M 36) Franklin: $1.358M
    37) Martin: $1.344M 38) Person: $1.287M 39) Pasquotank: $1.258M 40) Halifax: $1.247M
    41) Granville: $1.183M 42) Henderson: $1.130M 43) Beaufort: $1.129M 44) Cabarrus: $1.125M  
    45) Bertie: $1.074M 46) Cumberland: $1.039M  

    Municipalities (16)

    1) Raleigh: $5.272M 2) Charlotte: $5.192M 3) Winston-Salem: $3.310M
    4) High Point: $2.946M 5) Wilson: $2.531M 6) Gastonia: $1.827M
    7) Asheville: $1.823M 8) Durham: $1.803M 9) Greenville: $1.718M 
    10) Lexington: $1.678M 11) Greensboro: $1.665M 12) Rocky Mount: $1.411M
    13) New Bern: $1.362M  14) Concord: $1.159M 15) Fayetteville: $1.156M
    16) Lumberton: $1.064M

    Other (1)

    1) Mecklenburg EMS: $18.226M    

    Local Government Units Receiving Funds in 2015 (387)

    1) Counties:  97 2) Municipalities: 257 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: 11