2011.06.24
Disaster Certificates

We will distribute “Disaster Certificates” that permit use of highway toll roads free of charge.

Measures were taken starting June 20th to make the highway toll roads free of charge for people who have either a “Disaster Certificate” or a “Disaster Victim Certificate” in disaster areas of the Great Eastern Japan Earthquake. We will distribute “Disaster Certificates” in the way explained below.

 

 Concerning the distribution of Disaster Certificates
  • Eligibility
    Everyone who completed Hachinohe resident registration between March 11th and April 8th is eligible.
  • Distribution Method
    There is no need to apply; we will send it to all registered residents through mail. We plan on distributing after mid-July.

For those who need a “Disaster Certificate” before mid-July, we apologize for the inconvenience but ask that you please come to either the first floor of the city office or the special window at the Nango district office and apply.

For those who already have a “Disaster Victim Certificate” due to the Great Eastern Japan Earthquake, you can use highway toll roads for free just by using your “Disaster Victim Certificate”.

 

The time-period we will accept applications at special windows 

Time Period

Hours

Place

From June 23rd (Thurs) we will send the certificates to all households (excluding Sat. and Sun.)

 

8:15-17:00

-City Office
  Honkan 1st Floor

 

-Nango District Office

*We will be open on and accept applications on June 25th (Sat.) and on June 26th (Sun.)

 

What you need to bring
For those who have completed resident registration between March 11th and April 8th
  • Personal Identification (Driver’s Licenses, etc.)
  • Personal Seal
  • Application for the Disaster Certificate
For those who haven’t completed resident registration, and lived in Hachinohe from March 11th to April 8th
  • Personal Identification (Driver’s License, etc.)
  • Personal Seal
  • Application for the Disaster Certificate
  • Documents that prove you lived in Hachinohe from March 11th to April 8th. (For example, utilities bills and payments for March, your lease contract with your apartment complex, etc.)

*We will not distribute this certificate to organizations (companies and organizations.)

 

Things to be careful of when you use your disaster certificate
  • When you are driving free of charge on a highway toll road, you cannot use ETC.
  • At the toll booth exit gates where you usually pay, you need to show for identity confirmation, like a driver’s license for example. 

For more information on eligible areas, other things to be careful of when using the disaster certificate, and other details, please use this link: Concerning the use of Tohoku area highway toll roads free of charge. (Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism Home Page.)

 

For Inquiries

For questions about using highways

Nexco Eastern Japan   Customer Center

Tel:  0570-024-024

For questions about the Disaster Certificate

Residential Taxes Section

Tel: 0178-43-9232