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KDOT Hay Harvest Permits Required On State Right Of Way

The Kansas Department of Transportation announced that permits will be issued to landowners wanting to harvest hay on Kansas highway right of way.

Those with land adjacent to the right of way will be given permit priority from Jan. 1 until March 31. After March 31, 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 accord 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
Osage City, (785) 528-3128
Kansas City, (913) 299-3750
Wamego, (785) 456-2353
Olathe, (913) 764-0987

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) 431-1000
Iola, (620) 365-2161
Garnett, (785) 448-5446
Independence, (620) 331-3760
Pittsburg, (620) 231-7560

South Central Kansas
Hutchinson, (620) 663-3361
Pratt, (620) 672-7494
El Dorado, (316) 321-3370
Winfield, (620) 221-3370
Great Bend, (620) 793-5408
Wichita, (316) 744-1271

Southwest Kansas
Garden City, (620) 276-3241
Syracuse, (620) 384-7821
Liberal, (620) 624-4451
Dodge City, (620) 227-6122

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