RAPID numbers are allocated from the beginning of the road as determined by Marlborough Roads or the New Zealand Transport Agency. Your RAPID number will be based on the distance your entranceway is from the beginning of the road on which it is located.
The numbers are allocated to properties by measuring in metres the distance from the commencement of the road to the centre of each property's entranceway.
The final measurement is divided by 10 and then rounded to a whole number. Numbers on the right of the road are even; those on the left are odd. For example, a property with an entranceway 935 metres from the commencement of the road would be numbered 93 if on the left side of the road and 94 if on the right.
If there are multiple properties using a right-of-way, Council will determine whether a letter, eg; A, B or C is used. Where right-of-ways serve five or more properties, Council will supply a range plate for use at the entrance to the right-of-way. Individual plates shall be placed at each entranceway off the right-of-way.
If the property is accessed off a state highway, the number is still allocated from the commencement of the road.