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: $13.771M 2) Mecklenburg: $10.776M 3) Wake: $10.751M 4) Guilford: $8.143M
    5) Forsyth: $6.883M 6) Durham: $6.744M 7) Cleveland: $6.559M 8) Robeson: $6.338M
    9) Rowan: $4.798M 10) Wayne: $4.555M 11) New Hanover: $4.338M 12) Pitt: $3.673M
    13) Rockingham: $3.251M 14) Vance: $3.247M 15) Lincoln: $2.833M 16) Iredell: $2.833M
    17) Alamance: $2.704M 18) Craven: $2.701M 19) Union: $2.690M 20) Johnston: $2.653M
    21) Catawba: $2.566M 22) Randolph: $2.392M 23) Duplin:$2.383M 24) Surry: $2.255M
    25) Caldwell: $2.345M 26) Wilson: $2.246M 27) Onslow: $2.166M 28) Wilkes: $1.854M
    29) Davidson: $1.778M 30) Buncombe: $1.687M 31) Sampson $1.644M 32) Hertford: $1.626M
    33) Bladen: $1.617M 34) Nash: $1.595M 35) Harnett: $1.593M 36) Granville: $1.564M
    37) Franklin: $1.428M 38) Martin: $1.367M 39) Person: $1.350M 40) Pasquotank: $1.300M
    41) Halifax: $1.288M 42)  Henderson: $1.288M 43) Cabarrus: $1.222M 44) Beaufort: $1.170M  
    45) Cumberland: $1.095M 46) Bertie: $1.080M 47) Stanly: $1.027M 48) Carteret: $1.021M  

    Municipalities (16)

    1) Raleigh: $5.665M 2) Charlotte: $5.529M 3) Winston-Salem: $3.463M
    4) High Point: $3.137M 5) Wilson: $2.663M 6) Gastonia: $1.895M
    7) Asheville: $1.885M 8) Greenville: $1.842M 9) Durham: $1.809M
    10) Greensboro: $1.789M 11) Lexington: $1.760M 12) Rocky Mount: $1.534M
    13) New Bern: $1.424M  14) Concord: $1.300M 15) Fayetteville: $1.213M
    16) Lumberton: $1.120M

    Other (1)

    1) Mecklenburg EMS: $19.275M    

    Local Government Units Receiving Funds in 2016 (381)

    1) Counties:  96 2) Municipalities: 250 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