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 (72) local governments have surpassed ONE Million dollars since inception. (As of December 11, 2018). 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: $15.071M 2) Wake: $13.136M 3) Mecklenburg: $12.550M 4) Guilford: $10.609M
    5) New Hanover: $10.073M 6) Forsyth: $8.071M 7) Durham: $7.633M 8) Robeson: $7.382M
    9) Cleveland: $7.000M 10) Rowan: $5.492M 11) Wayne: $5.007M 12) Pitt: $4.246M
    13) Rockingham: $3.676M 14) Vance: $3.511M 15) Iredell: $3.348M 16) Granville: $3.238M
    17) Lincoln: $3.223M 18) Alamance: $3.200M 19) Union: $3.128M 20) Johnston: $3.124M
    21) Catawba: $3.117M 22) Craven: $3.025M 23) Surry: $2.813M 24) Caldwell: $2.772M
    25) Randolph: $2.677M 26) Duplin: $2.556M 27) Onslow: $2.500M 28) Wilson: $2.353M
    29) Davidson: $2.303M 30) Wilkes: $2.237M 31) Buncombe: $2.223M 32) Sampson: $1.992M
    33) Bladen: $1.984M 34) Nash: $1.927M 35) Harnett: $1.887M 36) Hertford: $1.745M
    37) Franklin: $1.729M 38) Henderson: $1.684M 39) Cabarrus: $1.574M 40) Pasquotank: $1.491M
    41) Person: $1.478M 42) Martin: $1.477M 43) Halifax: $1.426M 44) Cumberland: $1.314M
    45) Beaufort: $1.304M 46) Stanly: $1.281M 47) Burke: $1.226M 48) Davie: $1.186M
    49) Carteret: $1.182M 50) Bertie: $1.120M 51) Yadkin: $1.117M 52) Washington: $1.056M
    53) Rutherford: $1.029M

    Municipalities (17)

    1) Raleigh: $7.254M 2) Charlotte: $6.675M 3) Winston-Salem: $4.026M
    4) High Point: $3.830M 5) Wilson: $3.089M 6) Greensboro: $2.272M
    7) Greenville: $2.162M 8) Gastonia: $2.113M 9) Asheville: $2.088M
    10) Lexington: $2.078M 11) Rocky Mount: $2.039M 12) Durham: $1.833M
    13) Concord: $1.740M  14) New Bern: $1.641M 15) Fayetteville: $1.342M
    16) Lumberton: $1.285M 17) Monroe: $1.069M

    Other (2)

    Cape : $21.605M
    1) Mecklenburg EMS: $24.4120M 2) Cape Fear Public Utility: $1.168M  

    Local Government Units Receiving Funds in 2019 (401) of 446

    1) Counties:  96/99 2) Municipalities: 222/339 3) Joint Regional Authorities: 4/6
    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: 16/22