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? 

    2018 Participation Form (allows for participation until December 31, 2018)

    Not sure how to get started?  New participants Checklist

    Debt Setoff Success

    Sixty (70) local governments have surpassed ONE Million dollars since inception. (As of December 12, 2017)

    Counties (52)

    30) Nash: $1.038M30) Nash: $1.038M
    1) Gaston: $14.318M 2) Wake: $12.172M 3) Mecklenburg: $11.922M 4) Guilford: $9.506M
    5) Forsyth: $7.569M 6) Durham: $7.141M 7) New Hanover: $7.112M 8) Robeson: $6.956M
    9) Cleveland: $6.780M 10) Rowan: $5.157M 11) Wayne: $4.842M 12) Pitt: $3.966M
    13) Rockingham: $3.480M 14) Vance: $3.395M 15) Iredell: $3.085M 16) Lincoln: $3.047M
    17) Alamance: $2.907M 18) Johnston: $2.872M 19) Union: $2.872M 20) Craven: $2.858M
    21) Catawba: $2.818M 22) Surry: $2.627M 23) Randolph:$2.543M 24) Caldwell: $2.542M
    25) Duplin: $2.492M 26) Onslow: $2.348M 27) Wilson: $2.314M 28) Granville: $2.259M
    29) Davidson: $2.018M 30) Buncombe: $1.967M 31) Wilkes: $1.951M 32) Bladen: $1.818M
    33) Sampson: $1.816M 34) Nash: $1.791M 35) Harnett: $1.758M 36) Hertford: $1.690M
    37) Franklin: $1.574M 38) Henderson: $1.492M 39) Martin: $1.443M 40) Person: $1.422M
    41) Cabarrus: $1.401M 42) Pasquotank: $1.397M 43) Halifax: $1.361M 44) Beaufort: $1.242M
    45) Cumberland: $1.204M 46) Stanly: $1.165M 47) Carteret: $1.121M 48) Bertie: $1.098M
    49) Davie: $1.074M 50) Burke: $1.067M 51) Yadkin: $1.023M 52) Washington: $1.009M

    Municipalities (16)

    1) Raleigh: $6.480M 2) Charlotte: $5.969M 3) Winston-Salem: $3.729M
    4) High Point: $3.467M 5) Wilson: $2.885M 6) Greensbor: $2.029M
    7) Greenville: $2.026M 8) Asheville: $2.014M 9) Gastonia: $2.000M
    10) Lexington: $1.918M 11) Durham: $1.826M 12) Rocky Mount: $1.803M
    13) Concord: $1.539M  14) New Bern: $1.534M 15) Fayetteville: $1.322M
    16) Lumberton: $1.206M

    Other (2)

    Cape : $21.605M
    1) Mecklenburg EMS: $21.938M 2) Cape Fear Public Utility: $1.026M  

    Local Government Units Receiving Funds in 2017 (406)

    1) Counties:  96 2) Municipalities: 268 3) Joint Regional Authorities: 5
    4) Public Health Authorities: 6 5) Sanitary Districts: 6 6) Water & Sewer Authorities: 8
    7)Metropolitan Sewerage Dist.: 1  8) Housing Authorities: 16