Hay Permit Applications Now Available

LINCOLN – Beginning today, the Nebraska Department of Transportation (NDOT) will accept hay harvesting permit applications online.

According to a release from the NDOT, these applications for the public will be accepted through an online portal which began at 12:01 a.m. on Saturday, July 30.

Applications will be processed in the order they are received during normal business hours beginning Monday, August 1, 2022. Individuals must have a permit to harvest hay on State Right of Way.

An individual may purchase hay harvesting permits online from July 30 through September 15 on a first- come, first-served basis, with each permit limited to five miles of roadside hay total.

The hay is for private use only and only one permit is allowed per person. With the online option, an integrated online map will better aid customers and staff to select miles to mow and will be routinely updated showing available the miles that are available for permits.

Landowners are given the opportunity to renew last year’s permits between March 1 and July 29.

The Hay Harvesting Permits Application and Help Docs will be available on the NDOT website.

The option to purchase permits from specified NDOT locations will still be available. Visit ndot.info/haypermit for more information.