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? 

    2024 Participation Form (allows for participation until December 31, 2024)

    Not sure how to get started?  New participants Checklist

    Debt Setoff Success

    Eighty (81) local governments have surpassed ONE Million dollars since inception (As of February 6, 2024). Four hundred seventy-one local governments have received funds through the debt setoff program since 2002.

    Counties (59)

    30) Nash: $1.038M30) Nash: $1.038M
    1) Gaston: $16.966M 2) Wake: $16.507M 3)Guilford: $14.762M 4)Mecklenburg: $14.581M
    5)New Hanover:$13.633M 6) Forsyth: $10.757M 7) Durham: $10.074M 8) Robeson: $9.172M
    9) Cleveland: $8.085M 10) Granville: $7.769M 11) Rowan: $6.619M 12) Wayne: $5.515M
    13) Pitt: $5.269M 14) Iredell: $4.446M 15) Rockingham:$4.412M 16) Johnston: $4.275M
    17) Union: $4.202M 18) Catawba: $4.192M 19) Davidson: $4.122M 20) Caldwell: $3.940M
    21) Lincoln: $3.928M 22) Alamance: $3.847M 23) Vance: $3.829M 24) Craven: $3.699M
    25) Randolph: $3.399M 26) Buncombe: $3.307M   27) Surry: $3.276M 28) Wilkes: $3.091M
    29) Duplin: $3.072M 30) Onslow: $3.048M 31) Nash: $2.715M 32) Wilson: $2.644M
    33) Sampson: $2.637M 34) Bladen: $2.622M 35) Franklin: $2.378M 36) Henderson: $2.360M
    37) Harnett: $2.359M 38) Cabarrus: $2.357M 39) Burke: $1.982M 40) Hertford: $1.918M
    41) Pasquotank: $1.758M 42) Person: $1.735M 43) Cumberland:$1.699M 44) Beaufort: $1.658M
    45) Martin: $1.656M  46) Halifax: $1.651M 47) Stanly: $1.626M 48) Davie: $1.566M
    49) Carteret: $1.515M 50) Yadkin: $1.482M 51) Edgecombe: $1.342M 52) Bertie: $1.305M
    53) Rutherford: $1.279M 54) Washington:$1.249M 55)Northampton: $1.247M 56) Alexander: $1.160M
    57) McDowell: 1.137M 58) Lenoir: $1.111M 59) Orange: $1.010M

    Municipalities (20)

    1) Raleigh: $9.632M 2) Charlotte: $8.352M 3) High Point: $5.147M
    4) Winston-Salem: $4.953M 5) Wilson: $3.734M 6) Greenville: $3.130M
    7) Greensboro: $3.012M 8) Rocky Mount: $2.754M 9) Lexington: $2.613M
    10) Gastonia: $2.561M 11) Concord: $2.510M 12) Asheville: $2.299M
    13) New Bern: $2.023M 14) Durham: $1.927M  15) Lumberton: $1.562M
    16) Fayetteville: $1.420M 17) Monroe: $1.382M 18) Elizabeth City: $1.142M
    19) Salisbury: $1.138M 20) Statesville: $1.002M

    Other (2)

    Cape : $21.605M
    1) Mecklenburg EMS: $35.10M 2) Cape Fear Public Utility: $1.840M  

    Local Government Units Receiving Funds in 2023 (407 of 466)

    1) Counties:  96/98 2) Municipalities: 265/318 3) Joint Regional Authorities: 6/6
    4) Public Health Authorities: 5/5 5) Sanitary Districts: 6/7 6) Water & Sewer Authorities: 9/9
    7)Metropolitan Sewerage Dist.: 1/1  8) Housing Authorities: 19/22