Council allocates property numbers for the urban and rural areas of the district.
- Urban Street numbering
- Rural numbering
Urban Street numbers are allocated for the urban areas of Timaru and the towns of Cave, Geraldine, Pareora, Pleasant Point, Temuka and Winchester. Urban Street numbers are normally allocated after a new dwelling has been constructed on a site and are allocated free of charge. If your property has not been allocated an urban street number, or if you have any other query regarding urban street numbers, please contact the Planning Administrator.
Rural Numbering (RAPID)
Rural Area Property Identification (RAPID) numbers are allocated for properties located in the rural areas of the district. All rural dwellings are given an identification plate based on the location of their access point on the road boundary. The purpose of the RAPID system is to ensure quick and accurate location of rural properties when required by emergency services. Many rural property owners have incorporated their RAPID identification into their postal address. Copies of the RAPID map book for the Timaru District are available for purchase from the Planning Unit, and from Council's service centres in Geraldine and Temuka.
The following RAPID number fees apply from 1 October 2010 to 30 June 2011:
- RAPID number for a new residential dwelling $15.00
- RAPID number for an additional dwelling $25.00
- Replacement RAPID number $25.00
- RAPID number for a non-residential premises $52
- RAPID number book $75.00
For inquiries, or to obtain a RAPID number, please contact the Planning Administrator.