KDOT extends deadline for harvesting right of way permits



For landowners wanting to harvest hay on Kansas highway right of way, the Kansas Department of Transportation announced that the deadline for permits to be issued will be extended to May 1. The extension is necessary because KDOT staff will not be in the office to accept applications until early April to follow Gov. Laura Kelly’s directive to help mitigate the spread of the COVID-19 virus.


Those with land adjacent to the right of way will be given permit priority from Jan. 1 until May 1. After May 1, permits to harvest will be issued in the order in which they are received. The permits will expire Sept. 30.


Hay harvesting on right-of-way along state and federal highways without a permit is illegal and is trespassing, according to KDOT.


Permits can be canceled at any time by either party and all operations shall be in accordance with requirements and guidelines set by KDOT. Any person, firm or corporation wanting to mow or bale hay will need to submit a permit application to the KDOT office in their area. No hay harvesting will take place along Interstates, and access to any right of way shall be determined by KDOT.


For additional information, contact your local KDOT office listed below; or call the KDOT Bureau of Maintenance in Topeka at (785) 296-3576.


Northeast Kansas

Topeka, (785) 296-2291

Horton, (785) 486-2142

Olathe, (913) 942-3100

Bonner Springs, (913) 942-3040

Wamego, (785) 456-2353

North Central Kansas

Salina, (785) 823-3754

Clay Center, (785) 632-3108

Mankato, (785) 378-3166

Marion, (620) 382-3717

Ellsworth, (785) 472-4447

Northwest Kansas

Norton, (785) 877-3315

Phillipsburg, (785) 543-2163

Atwood, (785) 626-3258

Hays, (785) 625-9718

Oakley, (785) 672-3113

Southeast Kansas

Chanute, (620) 902-6400

Iola, (620) 901-6555

Garnett, (785) 433-6100

Independence, (620) 577-7310

Pittsburg, (620) 308-7610

South Central Kansas

Hutchinson, (620) 663-3361

Pratt, (620) 672-7494

El Dorado, (316) 321-3370

Winfield, (620) 705-6389

Great Bend, (620) 793-5408

Wichita, (316) 744-1271

Southwest Kansas

Garden City, (620) 765-7074

Syracuse, (620) 384-7821

Ulysses, (620) 356-1531

Dodge City, (620) 682-7905



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