Bureau of Right of Way - Property Management
Structures to be Moved
When the Kansas Department of Transportation purchases structures as part of a highway construction or an improvement project, the original landowner may be given the option to retain the structure to remove from the property. A retention value will be established by the Property Management Section and the landowner will be required to fulfill certain removal requirements.
If the original landowner chooses not to retain the structure(s), the Property Management Section may sell to the public the structure to be removed. The sale may be done via a sealed bid auction, an on-site auction, or an off-site auction. Generally, an on-site auction is Property Management's preferred method.
Notice of Auctions
Once KDOT has possession of the structure(s) and a decision to sell the property has been made, the Property Management Section publishes a notice of the auction in the Kansas Register, no less than 30 days prior to the auction, and a notice of the auction (once every week for three consecutive weeks prior to the auction) in a local paper.
Property Management also maintains a database of companies and individuals who wish to receive notices of auctions by mail. These notices are generally mailed out 3-4 week prior to the auction. Although recipients can be notified of all auctions that occur across the State of Kansas, notices can also be sent out within specific KDOT districts, as outlined below:
If you wish to be notified by mail of auctions of structures to be removed send the following:
Phone Number (daytime)
Districts to include (1-6 or all)
Kansas Department of Transportation
Attn: Property Management,
14th Fl Dwight D. Eisenhower State Office Building
700 SW Harrison St.
Topeka, Kansas 66603-3754
Via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
Via facsimile at 785-296-009
Or you can call toll free 1-877-461-3504
If you are interested in viewing our current list of structures to be sold at auction, please click on a property below. Each property contains the Notice of Auction, Removal Requirements, Auction and Inspection dates, contact information, and other useful information.
There are currently no properties for sale at this time.
Inspections of Structure
Approximately 1 week prior to an auction the structure(s) will be open to the public for inspection and an agent will be available to answer questions. The structure(s) are also available for inspection approximately 30-mintute prior to the auction.
Full payment of the purchase price is due the day of the sale by cashier's check. Arrangements are made, at the conclusion of the sale, to allow the successful bidder to acquire the cashier's check. Once the check is received KDOT will provide the successful bidder with a bill of sale for the structure.
KDOT requires certain actions to be performed by the successful bidder in conjunction with the remove of the structure. For additional information, please review our general removal requirements. Removal requirements are determined on a case-by-case basis and the specific removal requirements are generally available for each auction 3-weeks prior to the auction. The requirements will also be available at the inspection and auction.
KDOT requires the successful bidder to sign a Performance Bond and provide a cashiers check, generally in the amount of $4,000.00 (Which will be tied to the removal requirements). Once the removal requirement have been completed to KDOT's satisfaction the performance bond will be released and the cashier's check returned to the successful bidder.
please visit our Right of Way Inventory and Disposal page for more information about our process of disposing of excess right of way and properties.
For further information please contact:
Toll Free: 1-877-461-3504