What are RAPID Numbers?
A RAPID number is a street address allocated to a rural property to assist emergency services in locating a property and to assist in keeping your property records in good order. A RAPID number is also used for voting purposes to ensure you are placed in the correct electorate. RAPID stands for Rural Address Property Identification.
A RAPID Number identifies the physical location of a property. The entrance is allocated a number (in units of 10) based on its distance from a crossing, intersection or some other similar start point, for example:
- 5 Is 50m from the start of the road
- 50 Is 500m from the start of the road
- 500 Is 5000m or 5km from the start of the road, and so on.
- If a property has a RAPID number of 1639, then it is 16390m, or 16.39km, from the start of the road.
When do I need a RAPID Number?
Any rural property that either has a dwelling, business or community centre requires a rapid number. Contact Council's Kaimai Consultants Officer on 07 884 0060.
How do I get a replacement RAPID Number
If the RAPID Number for your property has been lost or damaged, contact Council's Kaimai Consultants Officer on 07 884 0060 to arrange a replacement.
How are right-of-ways numbered?
Right-of-ways are also numbered based on the distance along the road. The sign at the roadside includes a range of letters on the end of the number dependent on how many dwellings are off the right-of-way (e.g. 4 dwellings 575 A-D).
What happens if I get a new entranceway?
If you change the location of your entranceway please contact Council's Kaimai Consultants Officer on 07 884 0060 and you will be assigned a new RAPID Number. The existing RAPID number cannot be moved to your new entrance as the RAPID number is calculated based on a distance which would make the number incorrect for the new entrance. Note that a number cannot be assigned until the new entranceway has been completed.
What happens if I subdivide?
As a result of subdividing your property a new entranceway may be formed which will involve issuing a new rapid number. Note that a number cannot be assigned until the new entranceway has been completed. Contact Council's Kaimai Consultants Officer on 07 884 0060 to clarify this.
How soon can I get my RAPID Number?
Council's contractor installs new RAPID Numbers once a month around the district. Contact Council's Kaimai Consultants Officer on 07 884 0060 to find out when numbers are next being installed.