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.
Marlborough District Council
PO Box 443
Customer Service Centres:
15 Seymour Street, Blenheim
2 Dublin Street, Picton
Can I have a RAPID number if I have no road access?
RAPID numbers are applicable only for properties with entranceways off a road or right-of-way.
Can I have more than one RAPID number?
Yes, if you have more than one entranceway to your property.
Can my shed/vineyard/forestry block have a separate RAPID number?
If your shed or vineyard/forestry block uses a different entranceway to your dwelling, you may want to use a RAPID number.
How are RAPID numbers allocated?
RAPID numbers are allocated from the beginning of the road as determined by Marlborough Roads or the New Zealand Transport Agency.
RAPID number fees
Fees for RAPID numbers.
What happens if I subdivide?
If you are subdividing and the existing entranceway stays with the existing house, new RAPID numbers will only be required for the new lots.
What happens if my number goes missing or is destroyed?
If you require a replacement plate, please complete an application form.
What if I have a problem with my number?
If you change the location of your entranceway please contact Council.
What is a RAPID number and why do we use them?
RAPID stands for Rural Address Property Identification. It gives every rural property with a dwelling an address.
Will Having a RAPID Number Affect My Address?
RAPID numbers can be used in the same way as urban street numbers.