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? 

    2020 Participation Form (allows for participation until December 31, 2020)

    Not sure how to get started?  New participants Checklist

    Debt Setoff Success

    Seventy four (74) local governments have surpassed ONE Million dollars since inception (As of June 2, 2020). Four hundred seventy-one local governments have received funds through the debt setoff program since 2002.

    Counties (54)

    30) Nash: $1.038M30) Nash: $1.038M
    1) Gaston: $15.818M 2) Wake: $14.227M 3) Mecklenburg: $13.244M 4) New Hanover: $13.117M
    5) Guilford: $11.841M 6) Forsyth: $8.835M 7) Durham: $8.330M 8) Robeson: $7.997M
    9) Cleveland: $7.332M 10) Rowan: $5.833M 11) Wayne: $5.189M 12) Pitt: $4.572M
    13) Granville: $4.520M 14) Rockingham: $3.889M 15) Iredell: $3.676M 16) Vance: $3.631M
    17) Johnston: $3.493M 18)Catawba: $3.450M 19) Alamance: $3.446M 20)  Lincoln: $3.427M
    21) Union: $3.395M 22) Craven: $3.204M 23) Caldwell: $3.145M 24) Surry: $2.994M
    25) Randolph: $2.858M 26) Davidson: $2.797M 27) Duplin: $2.713M 28) Onslow: $2.698M
    29) Wilkes: $2.555M 30) Buncombe: $2.533M 31) Wilson: $2.447M 32) Sampson: $2.209M
    33) Bladen: $2.184M 34) Nash: $2.094M 35) Harnett: $2.011M 36) Henderson: $1.908M
    37) Franklin: $1.891M 38) Hertford: $1.828M 39) Cabarrus: $1.774M 40) Pasquotank: $1.592M
    41) Person: $1.554M 42) Martin: $1.532M 43) Halifax: $1.483M 44) Cumberland: $1.444M
    45) Beaufort: $1.411M 46) Burke: $1.404M 47) Stanly: $1.387M 48) Davie: $1.322M
    49) Carteret: $1.274M 50) Yadkin: $1.200M 51) Bertie: $1.148M 52) Rutherford: $1.107M
    53) Washington: $1.100M 54)Northhampton:$1.039M

    Municipalities (18)

    1) Raleigh: $8.119M 2) Charlotte: $7.254M 3) Winston-Salem: $4.330M
    4) High Point: $4.277M 5) Wilson: $3.315M 6) Greensboro: $2.550M
    7) Greenville: $2.403M 8) Rocky Mount: $2.299M 9) Gastonia: $2.241M
    10)  Lexington: $2.238M 11) Asheville: $2.165M 12) Concord: $1.996M
    13) Durham: $1.838M  14) New Bern: $1.775M 15) Lumberton: $1.393M
    16) Fayetteville: $1.371M 17) Monroe: $1.166M 18) Elizabeth City: $1.052M

    Other (2)

    Cape : $21.605M
    1) Mecklenburg EMS: $27.469M 2) Cape Fear Public Utility: $1.338M  

    Local Government Units Receiving Funds in 2020 (405 of 458)

    1) Counties:  97/98 2) Municipalities: 265/313 3) Joint Regional Authorities: 5/7
    4) Public Health Authorities: 5/5 5) Sanitary Districts: 7/7 6) Water & Sewer Authorities: 8/8
    7)Metropolitan Sewerage Dist.: 1/1  8) Housing Authorities: 17/19