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Foreign residents in Katori City aged 15 years and over, who have completed Non-Japanese Registration, are able to register their seal.
The person registering the seal must personally present both the desired seal and his/her identification card with photo such as driver's license, the Basic Residents' Register Card with photo, Non-Japanese Registration Certificate.
Please note that some of seals can't be registered because of their size or matelials.
If someone else applies as your representative, the representative is required a proxy and the seal registration card can't be issued on the same day.
We send you an inquiry letter later and identify as your application. After that the registration is to be completed.
To apply for this certificate, please bring your Seal Registration Certificate (Card) to the Citizen Section (Shimin Ka )of Katori city office, or each branch office.
The fee for this certificate is 300
Katori city office, Citizen Section (Shimin Ka) Tel: 0478-50-1210
Katori city collects garbage by type. Separete your garbage according to type as follows.
Take them using a proper bag to the collection point by 8:00 in the morning on the collection day.
Do not bring your garbage on days other than the collection date.
Please ask in case of a large quantity of garbage.
Kitchen garbage, paper waste, grass, plastic plates, paper diapers, leather products, toys, stuffed animals etc.
Please remove caps and labels.
Please remove caps and wash bottles. Beer･1.8 liter bottles must be taken to shops.
Juice cans, condiment aluminum or steel cans etc.
Dishes, household electric appliances (except refrigerators, TV sets, air conditioners, washing machines), glass, metal products etc.
When you use water supply, you must pay for it. Please tell Water Service Section in case of moving or changing user.
When you use sewerage, you must pay for it.
Please do not dump your wastes into the drain. Ask your landlord or plumber when a drainpipe is clogged. Call City sewage service section for other questions.
If you use Japanese old-fashioned toilet at home, please vacuum human waste periodically. Please ask directly these numbers as follow.
Payment of charges for public utilities such as telephones and electricity is accepted at banks, post offices and convenience stores.
You may pay your bills at the locations given above, or choose a bank account transfer (withdrawn from your account automatically).
For an application for bank account transfers, visit a bank office with your bankbook, bills, receipts and your seal for the bankbook.
Katori city has 6JR stations and Narita Line and Kashima Line are available. With Narita Line, you can go for Tokyo/Chiba and Choshi; With Kashima Line you can go for Kashima Jingu.
Katori city has 17 bus routes: 7 routes of community buses that follow circular routes, 3 routes of buses that connect a main station and another in the city, and 7 routes of buses that connect Katori and nearby cities and towns, such as Narita and Tako.
Katori city office, Planning and Coordination Section (Kikakuseisaku Ka)
All residents of Japan are obligated to pay taxes like other Japanese citizens.
A tax levied on annual personal income in the previous year.
Taxpayer: An individual who lives in the city as of January 1 and had an income in the previous year, And the reporting must be made during the period of February 16 to March 15.
But the following individuals are exempt from final tax return.
An individual who works for a company and his or her tax payment report has already been submitted to the municipality by his or her employer.
A tax levied your own land and buildings.
Taxpayer: An individual who lives in the city and owns lands and buildings as of January 1.
A tax levied to light motor vehicles, motorbikes, etc.
Taxpayer: One year taxation is levied on individuals who own a light motor vehicle, motorbike and the like as of April 1. The payment for the tax made in every May.
It is the tax that a person joining National Health Insurance costs.
Taxpayer: The head of a family.
The amount of a tax is fixed according to income of the last year.
City office Tax Practice Section(Zeimu Ka)
You must pay tax by deadline when you get report of payment.
You may pay it to either City office, banking facilities , direct debit.
When you do not pay a tax by deadline, a reminder and a notification report are sent and will receive disposition for failure to pay taxes such as the seizure of the property.
Penalty is added from the day of the deadline. In addition, a demand fee is 50 yen.
City office Tax Payment Section (Nozei Ka)
For move into city, or move out from the city or relocation within the city , the head of family change ,you must take the following procedures.
Please report transference at the city office within 14days after living.
When it is transferred to the suburbs, we can issue a notification of change of residence.
By all means you need it when you move.
Please bring ID as driver's licenses etc.
City office Citizen Section (shimin Ka)
総務企画部 秘書広報課 広報広聴班
〒287-8501 千葉県香取市佐原ロ2127番地 (市役所4階）