RAPID Numbers

Rapid Numbers-842-979
 
Application for a RAPID number
Fees and Charges


If you would like to apply for a RAPID number please use this form.

'RAPID' stands for Rural Address Property Identification. Council is responsible for maintaining a database of these numbers, each of which identifies the physical location of a rural property based on its distance from a crossing, intersection or other similar starting point on the road.  The starting point is the centre of the parent road from which the road being numbered adjoins.  This is known as the datum point.

The datum point for address numbering should be at the commencement of the road from where the access to that road is the most common, or is planned to occur.  For major roads, the datum point should commence at the major city or town end and should be consistent throughout a locality.

The primary site number in a rural area shall be determined by dividing the distance (in metres) from the datum point to the access point by 10, then rounding to the nearest odd number on the left side of the road, or even number on the right side.  As well as providing a hub for keeping your property records in good order, RAPID numbers help emergency services and New Zealand Post to locate a property.  They are also used for voting purposes to ensure you are placed in the correct electorate.

Any rural property that either has a dwelling, business or community centre requires a RAPID number.  Council allocates and issues the rapid number plates which are white reflective numbers on a blue background.  This will be posted to you so that you can fix it to a fence post or letterbox at your gate in an easily visible location.

To get a new or replacement RAPID number or enquire about RAPID numbers, contact us on our Freephone 0800 727 059.
Find about costs related to RAPID numbers in our Fees and Charges schedule by using this link.

CONTACT US

Online requests 

Kaipara District Council
0800 727 059 (24 Hours)
Phone: +64 9 439 7059
Email: council@kaipara.govt.nz
 

OFFICE LOCATIONS

Office hours: 8 am to 4.30 pm Monday to Friday

Address: 42 Hokianga Road, Dargaville 0310
Address: Unit 6, The Hub, 6 Molesworth Drive, Mangawhai 0505

Mail: Private Bag 1001, Dargaville 0340
 

FOLLOW US

  • icon 04
  • icon 03
  • 1485426244 Google Plus Color
 
Email*