RAPID stands for Rural Address Property Identification. It gives every rural property with a dwelling an address. This means that you can identify exactly where you are in rural areas.
RAPID is particularly useful for emergency services such as Police, ambulance, fire service and Civil Defence. In the event of building a new dwelling on bare land, an address may be required by your telecommunications/internet provider and the power authority prior to connection.
It makes sense to write your RAPID number down close to your phone for ready access in the event of an emergency.
To apply for a RAPID number, please complete the form below. Once completed, you can post it to Council or present it with payment at our Customer Service Centres at Council offices in Blenheim or Picton.
This form allows you to type in your details, then print, or save to your PC and email to Council. However, it may be incompatible with the PDF readers used in some browsers. If you are having this problem with this form, try downloading the same form from the 'Alternative forms' list below.
Once you have completed this form, you can save it to your computer for your records, then send a copy of the saved document to email: firstname.lastname@example.org
This form contains the same information as the type-enabled form. It is intended for use if you have trouble downloading the type-enabled form.
To use this form, you will need to print it out before completing it.
RAPID numbers are applicable only for properties with entranceways off a road or right-of-way.
Yes, if you have more than one entranceway to your property.
If your shed or vineyard/forestry block uses a different entranceway to your dwelling, you may want to use a RAPID number.
RAPID numbers are allocated from the beginning of the road as determined by Marlborough Roads or the New Zealand Transport Agency.
Fees for RAPID numbers.
If you are subdividing and the existing entranceway stays with the existing house, new RAPID numbers will only be required for the new lots.
If you require a replacement plate, please complete an application form.
If you change the location of your entranceway please contact Council.
RAPID stands for Rural Address Property Identification. It gives every rural property with a dwelling an address.
RAPID numbers can be used in the same way as urban street numbers.