Right of Way Research


All KDOT land records are archived and maintained by the Engineering Section of the Bureau of Right of Way. These records include, but are not limited to, highway improvement project plan files; right of way strip maps; tract files that include copies of the instrument of conveyance (deeds, district court proceedings, etc.); coordinate geometry point lists; etc.

Nearly all of the above noted archived records are available to the public upon request. In fact, the Bureau of Right of Way's Engineering Section processes research requests on a daily basis.

The requestor should have the following location information to aid in facilitating the research:

  • County
  • Highway
  • Section, Township, and Range

Also, the requestor should specify the types of records that they desire. Fees associated with providing this information and research are set forth in the Kansas Department of Transportation's Standard Operating Manual. They are as follows:

  • Plans: 50¢ per linear foot
  • Copies/Fax: 25¢ page per page
  • CD-ROM: $1.00 per disc
  • Time and Labor: $40.00 per hour

Please specify the desired method of delivery. There may be additional charges for delivery. Additionally, sales tax will be assessed.

For further information please contact:

Polly Jones
Coordinating Land Specialist
Office: 785-296-6941
Toll Free: 1-877-461-6817

Kansas Department of Transportation
Bureau of Right of Way
Eisenhower State Office Building - 14th Floor
700 SW Harrison St
Topeka, KS 66603-3745
Toll Free: 1-877-461-6817
Hearing Impaired: 711