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 Southwest office listed below, or call the Bureau of Construction and Maintenance in Topeka at (785) 296-3576.
KDOT Southwest Area Offices
Syracuse Area Office (620) 384-7821
Liberal Area Office (620) 624-4451
Dodge City Area Office (620) 430-0504
District Office, Garden City (620) 276-3241