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 (72) local governments have surpassed ONE Million dollars since inception. (As of June 19, 2018)

    Counties (53)

    30) Nash: $1.038M30) Nash: $1.038M
    1) Gaston: $14.865M 2) Wake: $12.852M 3) Mecklenburg: $12.353M 4) Guilford: $10.319M
    5) New Hanover: $9.211M 6) Forsyth: $7.912M 7) Durham: $7.466M 8) Robeson: $7.265M
    9) Cleveland: $6.925M 10) Rowan: $5.409M 11) Wayne: $4.968M 12) Pitt: $4.172M
    13) Rockingham: $3.636M 14) Vance: $3.482M 15) Iredell: $3.277M 16) Lincoln: $3.181M
    17) Alamance: $3.129M 18) Union: $3.073M 19) Johnston: $3.070M 20) Catawba: $3.039M
    21) Craven: $2.977M 22) Granville: $2.932M 23) Surry: $2.777M 24) Caldwell: $2.683M
    25) Randolph: $2.646M 26) Duplin: $2.538M 27) Onslow: $2.448M 28) Wilson: $2.344M
    29) Davidson: $2.219M 30) Wilkes: $2.159M 31) Buncombe: $2.155M 32) Sampson: $1.942M
    33) Bladen: $1.941M 34) Nash: $1.886M 35) Harnett: $1.841M 36) Hertford: $1.731M
    37) Franklin: $1.689M 38) Henderson: $1.625M 39) Cabarrus: $1.532M 40) Martin: $1.465M
    41) Person: $1.460M 42) Pasquotank: $1.456M 43) Halifax: $1.408M 44) Beaufort: $1.286M
    45) Cumberland: $1.279M 46) Stanly: $1.251M 47) Burke: $1.190M 48) Carteret: $1.161M
    49) Davie: $1.148M 50) Bertie: $1.113M 51) Yadkin: $1.095M 52) Washington: $1.043M
    53) Rutherford: $1.018M

    Municipalities (17)

    1) Raleigh: $7.008M 2) Charlotte: $6.396M 3) Winston-Salem: $3.922M
    4) High Point: $3.714M 5) Wilson: $3.019M 6) Greensboro: $2.193M
    7) Greenville: $2.112M 8) Gastonia: $2.075M 9) Asheville: $2.068M
    10) Lexington: $2.020M 11) Rocky Mount: $1.954M 12) Durham: $1.830M
    13) Concord: $1.675M  14) New Bern: $1.608M 15) Fayetteville: $1.334M
    16) Lumberton: $1.264M 17) Monroe: $1.040M

    Other (2)

    Cape : $21.605M
    1) Mecklenburg EMS: $23.547M 2) Cape Fear Public Utility: $1.115M  

    Local Government Units Receiving Funds in 2018 (391) of 446

    1) Counties:  95/96 2) Municipalities: 255/339 3) Joint Regional Authorities: 6/6
    4) Public Health Authorities: 6/6 5) Sanitary Districts: 4/6 6) Water & Sewer Authorities: 8/8
    7)Metropolitan Sewerage Dist.: 1/1  8) Housing Authorities: 16/22