Hay Harvesting Resources 

  • General Rules & Regulations - PDF
  • Hay Harvesting Program Informational Brochure - PDF
    • The brochure includes contact information for the NDOT maintenance offices 


Application Process

Hay Permit Application

Click here for a help document on how to complete the hay permit application.

Landowners may apply for permits from March 1 – July 29 and have no restrictions on lane miles requested that are adjacent to their land. The general public may apply from July 30 – September 15 and permits are on a first come, first serve basis. Applicants who apply in-person at an NDOT office will also be considered “in-line” for an application alongside those who apply online.


Public GIS Map

Click here to view the hay permit GIS Map.

Click here for a help document on the GIS Map.

The GIS Map displays what miles are unavailable (blue) for mowing. The map updates three times a day at 6AM, 10AM, and 2PM CST. Depending on the time of day you are viewing the map, it may not be completely updated with all unavailable miles. This is especially true for July 30, when hay permits open to the public.


Hay Hauling Information (Not Related to Right-of-Way Hay Harvesting)

Hay haulers, if you are seeking information on Interstate Movement of Hay in Nebraska, that information is found within Nebraska Revised Statute 60-6, 288, specifically, in Statute section 2 (g), which reads:

During daylight hours only, vehicles en route to pick up, delivering, or returning unloaded from delivery of baled livestock forage which, including the load if any, may be twelve feet in width.