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 July 12, 2016)

    Counties (48)

    30) Nash: $1.038M30) Nash: $1.038M
    1) Gaston: $13.867M 2) Mecklenburg: $11.079M 3) Wake: $10.992M 4) Guilford: $8.268M
    5) Forsyth: $7.023M 6) Durham: $6.810M 7) Cleveland: $6.592M 8) Robeson: $6.456M
    9) Rowan: $4.849M 10) New Hanover: $4.817M 11) Wayne: $4.592M 12) Pitt: $3.714M
    13) Rockingham: $3.300M 14) Vance: $3.277M 15) Lincoln: $2.869M 16) Iredell: $2.865M
    17) Alamance: $2.740M 18) Union: $2.723M 19) Craven: $2.721M 20) Johnston: $2.685M
    21) Catawba: $2.615M 22) Randolph: $2.407M 23) Duplin:$2.399M 24) Surry: $2.392M
    25) Caldwell: $2.368M 26) Wilson: $2.270M 27) Onslow: $2.195M 28) Wilkes: $1.865M
    29) Davidson: $1.808M 30) Buncombe: $1.729M 31) Granville: $1.677M 32) Sampson: $1.664M
    33) Bladen: $1.642M 34) Hertford: $1.636M 35) Nash: $1.636M 36) Harnett: $1.615M
    37) Franklin: $1.447M 38) Martin: $1.386M 39) Person: $1.365M 40) Pasquotank: $1.316M
    41) Halifax: $1.298M 42)  Henderson: $1.266M 43) Cabarrus: $1.246M 44) Beaufort: $1.182M  
    45) Cumberland: $1.117M 46) Bertie: $1.083M 47) Stanly: $1.051M 48) Carteret: $1.038M  

    Municipalities (16)

    1) Raleigh: $5.806M 2) Charlotte: $5.642M 3) Winston-Salem: $3.5006M
    4) High Point: $3.181M 5) Wilson: $2.687M 6) Asheville: $1.908M
    7) Gastonia: $1.905M 8) Greenville: $1.873M 9) Greensboro: $1.833M
    10) Durham: $1.810M 11) Lexington: $1.777M 12) Rocky Mount: $1.571M
    13) New Bern: $1.440M  14) Concord: $1.333M 15) Fayetteville: $1.226M
    16) Lumberton: $1.131M

    Other (1)

    1) Mecklenburg EMS: $19.694M    

    Local Government Units Receiving Funds in 2016 (389)

    1) Counties:  96 2) Municipalities: 258 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