Page ID: 74741

Updated: June 7, 2024



Design of Designated Garbage Bags to be Changed

  • Stores that run out of stock of designated bags with the old design will begin to sell bags with the new design
  • The designated bags with the old design may continue to be used
  • There will be no price change for either the designated bag for household waste or the bag for plastic containers and packaging 

Please visit the city’s official website for more details on how to sort recyclables and waste, and how to put them out for collection
Inquiries:Household Waste Reduction Section TEL: 022-214-8226

Tax Notifications

Payment Notice for Inhabitant Tax to be Sent Out

The City of Sendai will send out Payment Notices for FY 2024 Inhabitant Tax on June 6 (Thu). Four payment slips are included inside the Payment Notice. Each payment slip has a designated payment period, so please be sure to make payments with the appropriate slips within the specified periods. Please be aware of the correct due date and do not lose your payment slips. You can check your taxation information with the taxation statement on the notice.
Inquiries: Inhabitant Tax Section
【Aoba and Izumi Ward】TEL: 022-214-8637
【Miyagino, Wakabayashi and Taihaku Ward】TEL: 022-214-8638 

Inhabitant Tax Payments are Due on July 1 (Mon)

Please make your first Inhabitant Tax payment for FY 2024 at your nearest financial institution by July 1 (Mon). If you are paying via bank transfer, the transaction will also be made on July 1 (Mon).
Inquiries: Tax Collection and Administration Section TEL: 022-214-1010

Water & Sewerage Fee Reductions and Exemptions for Inhabitant Tax Exempt Households

  • Reduction and Exemption Period: From the month following application until June 2025.
  • Reduction and Exemption Amount: Basic fees for water and basis usage fees for sewerage.
  • Eligibility: All household members who use water must be exempt from paying Inhabitant Tax and is facing significant financial difficulty as a result of low income as of the day of application, and is NOT receive continuous financial support from other households. (Please be aware that some Inhabitant Tax exempt households may not be eligible for fee reductions and exemptions depending on the condition of the building they reside in and their usage of water.)

How to Apply:
【Renewal application】Use applications mailed by the City of Sendai by early June. 
【New application】
・Required documents:

  1. FY 2024 Tax Exemption Certificates for all household members who use water. However, the certificate is not required for dependents 18 years old or younger.
  2. A letter of proxy is required if applying by proxy.

Bring in or mail the application documents to the Southern Waterworks Service Center, Northern Waterworks Service Center of Waterworks Bureau, or the City Hall Waterworks Service Center. If you wish to submit a new application via mail, please call the number below in advance.
(【Aoba and Izumi Ward】Northern Waterworks Service Center TEL: 022-371-8830, 【Miyagino, Wakabayashi and Taihaku Ward】Southern Waterworks Service Center TEL: 022-304-0020)

Inquiries: Southern Waterworks Service Center of Waterworks Bureau TEL: 022-304-0020, Operation Section of Construction Bureau TEL: 022-214-8809

AIDS and Syphilis Testing

  • Reservation required.
  • How to apply:
    Reservations can be made by calling the dedicated reservation line (TEL: 090-4478-4641), between 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. on weekdays, from two weeks before the testing date up until the day before the testing, or from the official website of the City of Sendai.

(1)Night-time Rapid Testing of AIDS and Syphilis:
Date: June 28 (Fri) 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. 
Venue: Koseikan Health Consultation Office (1-1-5, Miyamachi, Aoba-ku)
Date: July 12 (Fri) 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Venue: 5F of AER 
(2)Holidays Rapid Testing of AIDS and Syphilis:
Date: July 6 (Sat) 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. 
Venue: Koseikan Health Consultation Office (1-1-5, Miyamachi, Aoba-ku)
Capacity: Each testing service is limited to approximately 30 people (all on a first-come-first-served basis).
The test taker will be directly informed of the results about one hour after blood samples have been taken. (In the case of indeterminate results, the test taker will be notified of the results at a later date.)

<Launching of AIDS and STD Testing Service in Medical Institutes>

  • Application start date: June 1 (Sat)
  • Individual payment amount: \1,000
  • Name-based testing
  • People who tested positive can receive treatment afterwards in the same medical institute
  • For more information such as the designated medical institutes and application method, please visit the city’s official website or contact the following section

Inquiries:Infectious Disease Countermeasures Section
TEL: 022-214-8029

Recipients of Child Allowance: Please Confirm whether a Notification of Present Conditions has to be Submitted 

Submission of the Notification of Present Conditions is NOT necessary in principle. However, in the case of individuals who are required to submit the Notification of Present Conditions due to their child-rearing circumstances, the City will send out a copy of the Notification at around mid-June. The deadline for submitting the Notification is June 28 (Fri), 2024.
Other than mailing in the Notification using the enclosed envelope, one could also opt to submit an electronic application via Mynaportal. Furthermore, in-person submissions will be made available starting from June 3 (Mon) at service counters.
Inquiries: Childcare and Benefit Section at ward offices, and Public Health and Welfare Section at general branches

Have You Attended Your National Health Insurance Specified Health Check-Up?

  • Period: June 1(Sat) to September 30 (Mon), 2024/ January 4 (Sat) to 31 (Fri), 2025
  • Eligibility: Individuals between the ages of 40 to 74 years old who are enrolled in the National Health Insurance Scheme (as of March 31, 2025)
  • The City of Sendai sent out Check-up Coupons to eligible residents in late May. Please attend your health check-up at one of the designated medical institutions from the enclosed list.
  • Those who are enrolled in the Advanced-age Medical System or are between the ages of 35 to 39 years (as of March 31, 2025) can receive basic health check starting from July 1. Please inquire for further details, such as how to apply, etc.

Inquiries: Home Health Section of ward offices, Public Health and Welfare Section of general branches

Payment Slips for FY 2024 National Health Insurance Premiums to be Sent Out

The City of Sendai will send out payment slips for FY 2024 National Health Insurance premiums on June 14 (Fri). Please make your payment by the due date.

  • A designated call center will be in operation from June 14 (Fri) to July 5 (Fri). 
    TEL: 022-217-6531 (Weekdays 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.)
  • For those whose head of household turns 75 years old in FY 2024, payments will no longer be deducted from one’s national pension but will instead have to be made either through the use of a payment slip or through bank transfer.
  • You can check the FY 2024 insurance rate either by viewing the official website of the City of Sendai or by inquiring at the following offices.

Inquiries: National Health Insurance and Pension Section of ward offices and Miyagi General Branch, Public Health and Welfare Section of Akiu General Branch

Currently Accepting Applications for Municipal Housing―Applications Open Until June 16 (Sun)―

For this application period, a point system that assigns points to applicants based on their degree of financial hardship, housing status, the percentage of household income spent on rent, and other factors will be used to determine housing priorities. Applicants with the highest points will be given first priority.

  • The "Application Guide for Sendai City Municipal Housing" will be distributed starting from June 6 (Thu) at locations such as the following:
    Application Section of the Sendai City Construction Public Corporation (Sendai City Hall Kokubuncho Building 2nd Floor)
    Sendai Information Center (Sendai City Hall 2nd Floor)
    City Information Desk of each ward office
    General branches
    Family and Resident Registration Section of the Sendai Station Service Center, Aoba Ward Office (AER Building 5th Floor)
    Certificate Issuance Center
    Central Civic Center of each ward
    Offices of the Sendai City Council of Social Welfare in each ward
    Lifelong Learning Promotion Center
  • How to apply: Choose one municipal housing unit from the chart, fill out the application form attached to the Application Guide and mail the application form along with the declaration form in using the provided envelope by June 16 (Sun).
  • How residents are decided (point system): 
    Residents will be decided in order of higher scores which were given based on the declaration of living hardship about the living space and living circumstance of facilities, such as bathrooms, etc. per household, the percentage of income spent on rent, household status of single parent households and households with disabled persons, etc., the risk of eviction, and the need of housing due to failing the lottery multiple times, etc. For more details of the point system, please see the application guide.
  • Earliest move in date: October 8 (Tue), 2024 (tentative)
  • Eligibility: Individuals who fulfill all of the following requirements.
  1. Those who are facing difficulties in their current housing situation.
  2. Those with relatives whom they are currently living together with or are planning to move in together with.
  3. Those who reside or work in Sendai City.

There are other conditions such as that one's income must be lower than a certain amount. For more details, please see the Application Guide.
Applications are also accepted from individuals who previously resided in areas under evacuation orders by the 2011 nuclear disaster, evacuees who previously resided in areas eligible for support based on the Children and Victims Support Act, and victims of domestic violence and crimes. However, application requirements may differ. Please inquire for further details.

Inquiries: Application Section of the Sendai City Construction Public Corporation
TEL: 022-214-3604