Roads are vacated by a legislative act by the Board of County Commissioners. The process to vacate a road is authorized by K.S.A. 68-102 et seq. A hearing before the County Commissioners is required prior to action. Various public notices of the hearing/s are required.
While it is possible for the Board of County Commissioners to vacate a road on their own initiative, they are typically reluctant to do so without a petition.
Petitions to vacate a road may be submitted to the Public Works Department Office, 1428 S. Main St. Suite #5, Ottawa, Kansas. If you have any questions, please contact the Public Works Department at (785) 229-3550.