National And Local Government Offices
Here is a list of the main national and local government offices to be found in Safed.
Rehov Weizman #6: In the building next to Supersol Big you will find the following departments:
For tax assessments and adjustments, income taxes, property taxes and all financial matters.
Hours: Sunday - Thursday: 8.30 -13.00; Monday & Wednesday: 14.00-18.00
Tel:04 692 9777
For VAT (maam) registration, queries and filing you need to go to Tiberius
Hours: Sunday -Thursday 08.00- 13.30 Address: 23 El Hadif Street, Tiberius
For registration of births and marriages, identity cards, passports, immigration, visa enquiries, etc.
Hours: Sunday - Thursday 08.00 - 12.00; Monday & Wednesday 14.30 - 17.30
Visas & Immigration: Sunday & Thursdays 08.00 - 10.30
Social Affairs Ministry
Adult and Juvenile Probation Services
Hours: Sunday - Thursday 08.00- 16.00
For marriage, divorce, conversions and religious matters requiring a Beth Din
Hours: Sunday - Thursday 08.30 - 13.30
Tel: 050 622 9124
There is no civil marriage or divorce in Israel.
If you are Jewish you need to apply to the rabbinical court for permission and to prove your status and eligibility for marriage.
If you are of another faith you can have a religious marriage performed by your priest or cleric.
If you wish to have a civil marriage you will need to marry abroad. Such marriages are normally legally recognized and can be registered through the Ministry of the Interior.
For death certificates, licenses for relevant businesses, inoculations, and other health matters.
Reporting rabid animals and for vaccinations against rabies.
Rabies is a fatal disease with no cure and is endemic in Safed and Northern Israel. Children should be strongly discouraged from playing with or touching stray animals as even a scratch from a rabid animal can prove fatal.
Household pets need to be inoculated against rabies.
If you are bitten or scratched by a stray animal, it is important that you contact your doctor and the Health Ministry as soon as possible for information and possible treatment.
Henrietta Szold Street, opposite the Jewish Agency Offices.
Hours: Sunday - Thursday 08.00 - 13.30
Tel: 04 699 4222
Betuach Leumi (National Insurance Institute)
For all national insurance matters including contributions, unemployment benefits, disability, income support, maternity allowances, pensions, and new immigrant rights.
Hours: Sundays, Tuesdays & Thursdays 08.00 - 12.30; Mondays & Wednesdays 15.00 - 17.00
Yud Alef Street, off Keren Har Yesod
Tel: 04 690 9111, or 1 599 599237 fax 04 692 3511
Ordinary people who volunteer to assist the Police and Security Services in their duties.
Aliyah Bet Street
Tel: *9101 or 04 697 3200
This is where to go for all your police needs, including payments of fines.
Ha Galil Street, Har Canaan
Tel: 04 697 8444. Emergency number: 100
The Law Courts are next door.
For the Mayor, members of the city council, city social workers, and other municipal offices.
Hours vary depending on the department.
43 Jerusalem Street
Information and Emergency no: 106
City Taxes and Water rates
For payments of city taxes (arnona), queries regarding discounts etc, and payment of water bills.
1st floor, Mercaz Tzil, Aliyah Bet Street
Hours: Sunday, & Tuesdays 08.30 - 12.30 & 16.00 - 18.00
Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays 08.30 -1300
Tel: 04 692 3626/7 or 04 692 3773
N.B. Phone offices to first to check that they are open. Don't forget to bring all your relevant documentation, especially your teudat zehut (ID card) and a book to read in case you have to wait.