Apply for a RAPID number

What is RAPID numbering?

RAPID stands for Rural Address Property IDentification. It gives every rural residential property a road number, just like urban streets have. It can be hard to explain exactly where you live on long rural roads. RAPID is useful for emergency services such as police, fire, ambulance and civil defence. It is helpful for service providers such as NZ Post, Telecom, couriers and power authorities. Most of the rural areas in NZ are now RAPID numbered and the system has been very successful in assisting in fast location of rural properties. 

Applying for a RAPID

Please follow the instructions below to order a RAPID number.

To supply a RAPID number we need accurate information so we identify the exact property and entrance.

How to apply

Step 1.Download the form

Download and complete the RAPID application form.

Rapid Application(PDF, 491KB) RAPID App(DOC, 95KB)

Step 2.Mark the entrance to the property on a map

Please ensure that the entrance way to the property is clearly marked on an attached map. A site plan of the property from the Building Consent is sufficient.

This is used for measuring and allocation of the RAPID number.

Step 3.Pay via internet banking

Account Name: Far North District Council
Bank: ASB Bank, Corporate Branch, Auckland
Account Number: 12-3244-0022509-00
Reference: RAPID, applicant name and property address/legal description.

See application for the appropriate fee.

Step 4.Send in the application

Return completed application, location map and proof of payment to: