Find the rules for numbering properties in Napier, and understand why they are enforced.
Street numbers in Napier must follow certain standards to make sure emergency services and other groups can find any address quickly and easily.
For emergency services like fire, police and ambulance, it's critical properties on all streets are numbered consistently. This makes sure there is no delay in getting help where it's needed.
Consistent numbering also helps other services like post, power and water.
The street numbering standards are set by Land Information New Zealand (LINZ).
Although we allocate street numbers, LINZ can instruct us to change a street number if it doesn't meet the standard.
View the street numbering standards To view the standards we follow, see the LINZ website.
Street numbers are allocated:
Contact our duty planner on 06 835 7579 for advice on the numbering for your subdivision or development.
As streets and properties are developed, we sometimes need to change existing addresses to maintain consistency with the standards.
In these situations the developer is responsible for communicating with the affected property owners.
You can't change a street number for a cultural, religious or superstitious reason.
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