of Right of Way
Inventory and Disposal
A function of the Right of Way Inventory and Disposal unit
is the disposal of land that is no longer needed by KDOT.
The method of disposal depends on the nature of the tract,
the rights acquired by KDOT and the manner in which the tract
Tracts which are 'freestanding' - that is, they can be built
on or used as separate parcels as defined by the local authority
where the tract is located - will be disposed of by auction
or sealed bid. Tracts which are not freestanding may be sold
to abutting landowners.
Before KDOT can sell a tract of potential excess real estate
it undergoes a research effort to determine KDOT's ownership
interests and method of acquisition. Then it is reviewed by
various Bureaus within the agency to determine if there is
a present or future need for the property. If it is agreed
that there is no need for the property, then an appraisal
is done to determine its estimated fair market value. At times
other agencies may need to review the proposed sale, and an
environmental study may need to be done. At this point the
tract may be put up for sale.
If you are interested in viewing our current list of freestanding
properties scheduled for sale, please click on a property below.
Each property has a plan and legal description
as well as date and contact information.
If you wish to check into the availability of a tract of
potential excess right-of-way, please contact us in writing
with your formal request, a sketch or plat if possible, and
the section-township-range and highway where the tract is
For further information please contact:
RID Section Leader
Toll Free: 1-877-461-6817