Allocation of address points is a legal requirement. The use of RAPID number plates is not compulsory, however, the Council strongly recommends their use purely from a safety perspective. All of the emergency services are familiar with the RAPID numbering system.
If you don’t already have a rural property number, please contact our Customer Service team on: 03 543 8400.
You can purchase numbers from most hardware stores, some signage companies, or you can paint your own number.
Alternatively you can purchase a number plaque that meets our recommended style from:
The basic rules for street numbering are even numbers on the right hand side and uneven numbers on the left, while the number is allocated relating to the distance starting at the beginning of the road.
Generally, rear properties down a right-of-way are allocated sequential whole numbers. Occasionally, when sequential numbers are already allocated, a letter suffix will be used.
Urban property numbers are normally allocated as part of the subdivision process.
Tasman District Council allocates property numbers to all rural properties when requested by the property owner.
Each address point is provided to Land Information New Zealand for inclusion in the national addressing database. Our updates are supplied to LINZ at the end of each month.
Property numbers are governed by the Australia/New Zealand Addressing Standard AS/NZS 4819.
To obtain a Rapid number for your property please contact the Engineering Asset Information Officer
Please be clear in your request if you are only requesting an address point.