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 April 12, 2016)

    Counties (48)

    30) Nash: $1.038M30) Nash: $1.038M
    1) Gaston: $13.804M 2) Mecklenburg: $10.862M 3) Wake: $10.833M 4) Guilford: $8.186M
    5) Forsyth: $6.926M 6) Durham: $6.768M 7) Cleveland: $6.574M 8) Robeson: $6.383M
    9) Rowan: $4.816M 10) Wayne: $4.570M 11) New Hanover: $4.524M 12) Pitt: $3.687M
    13) Rockingham: $3.269M 14) Vance: $3.255M 15) Lincoln: $2.844M 16) Iredell: $2.843M
    17) Alamance: $2.719M 18) Craven: $2.707M 19) Union: $2.699M 20) Johnston: $2.663M
    21) Catawba: $2.580M 22) Randolph: $2.398M 23) Duplin:$2.391M 24) Surry: $2.273M
    25) Caldwell: $2.353M 26) Wilson: $2.255M 27) Onslow: $2.177M 28) Wilkes: $1.857M
    29) Davidson: $1.788M 30) Buncombe: $1.701M 31) Sampson $1.653M 32) Hertford: $1.630M
    33) Bladen: $1.627M 34) Nash: $1.604M 35) Harnett: $1.601M 36) Granville: $1.599M
    37) Franklin: $1.433M 38) Martin: $1.372M 39) Person: $1.355M 40) Pasquotank: $1.306M
    41) Halifax: $1.292M 42)  Henderson: $1.240M 43) Cabarrus: $1.232M 44) Beaufort: $1.177M  
    45) Cumberland: $1.105M 46) Bertie: $1.080M 47) Stanly: $1.033M 48) Carteret: $1.028M  

    Municipalities (16)

    1) Raleigh: $5.709M 2) Charlotte: $5.563M 3) Winston-Salem: $3.476M
    4) High Point: $3.154M 5) Wilson: $2.671M 6) Gastonia: $1.898M
    7) Asheville: $1.892M 8) Greenville: $1.853M 9) Durham: $1.809M
    10) Greensboro: $1.803M 11) Lexington: $1.769M 12) Rocky Mount: $1.548M
    13) New Bern: $1.427M  14) Concord: $1.312M 15) Fayetteville: $1.219M
    16) Lumberton: $1.124M

    Other (1)

    1) Mecklenburg EMS: $19.418M    

    Local Government Units Receiving Funds in 2016 (386)

    1) Counties:  96 2) Municipalities: 255 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