Hay harvesting on right of way along state and federal highways without a permit is illegal and is trespassing, according to the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT).
Haying permit applications are available at KDOT District and Area offices and are good for one year or a specific haying season. From April 1 to the end of each year, permits to harvest are issued in the order in which they are received.
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.
For additional information, contact your local KDOT office listed below, or call the Bureau of Construction and Maintenance in Topeka at (785) 296-3576.
In South Central Kansas contact the KDOT Area Office below for local hay permit information
Pratt Area Office (620)672-7494 for information about Barber, Comanche, Edwards, Kingman, Kiowa, Pratt, and southern Stafford counties
El Dorado Area Office (620 321-3370 for information about Butler, Harvey, and Reno counties
Winfield Area Office (620) 221-3370 for information about Cowley, Harper, and Sumner counties
Great Bend Area Office (620) 793-5408 for information about Barton, Pawnee, Rice, Rush, and northern Stafford counties
Wichita Metro Office (316) 744-1271 for information about Sedgwick County