Hay Bales Need to be Removed from the Right-of-Way

Hay Bales Need to be Removed from the Rights-of-Way
The South Dakota Department of Transportation reminds land owners, hay remaining in highway ditches after October 1 is deemed illegal.
After October 1, the department will remove or authorize the removal of any illegal hay bales remaining in the public right-of-way.
Any person wishing to claim ownership of illegal bales must obtain a permit from the South Dakota Department of Transportation. Those permits are issued on a first-come first-served basis and allow permit holders to take ownership of any illegal hay bale.
Permits are available at Department of Transportation area offices in the following communities: Aberdeen Region (Aberdeen, Huron, Watertown); Mitchell Region (Mitchell, Sioux Falls, Yankton); Pierre Region (Pierre, Winner, Mobridge); Rapid City Region (Belle Fourche, Custer, Rapid City). Phone numbers can be found on the website at https://dot.sd.gov/inside-sddot by clicking on the appropriate region.
For more information, contact the Division of Operations at 605-773-3571.