Roadside sales not permitted on Kansas highway right of way

The Kansas Department of Transportation is reminding the public that according to state law, all rights of way on state highways are to be used exclusively for highway purposes. KDOT has jurisdiction over all interstate, Kansas and U.S. routes on the state’s 9,500-mile system.

The violation that occurs frequently is the placement of various signs that are removed and taken to local KDOT offices. However, it is also unlawful for any persons to display on highway right of way outside the city limits any goods, wares or merchandise for sale.

One exception to this is the sale of farm or garden products, but these type of sales must be made exclusively at the entrance to the farm or garden where they were produced, as long as the sales are conducted a safe distance from the traveled way.

Any other location of these sales violates state law and will be removed by KDOT or law enforcement.

Information thanks to Kansas Department of Transportation.

2 Responses to Roadside sales not permitted on Kansas highway right of way

  1. s young says:

    Why is there always a bake sale on the corner of 189th and 75 highway. Is this legal?

    • OsageWayne says:

      According to this advisory, it would not be legal if it is on the public right of way – unless it was located at the entrance to the farm where the products were produced. Thanks for asking this question though. I think other citizens are wondering about this, too.

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