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Land and Other Real Property

Land and Other Real Property

Adverse Possession

Helpful publications on adverse possession in Kansas

Applicable Laws




Annexation

Helpful publications on annexation issues in Kansas




Conservation Easements

Helpful publications on conservation easements

Applicable Laws

  • Kansas has adopted the Uniform Conservation Easement Act at K.S.A. 58-3810, et seq. These statutes can be viewed at the Kansas Revisor of Statutes website here.



Eminent Domain

Helpful publications on eminent domain




Fence Law

Helpful publications on Kansas fence law

Applicable laws




Landowner Liability Issues

Helpful publications on landowner liability




Land Leases

Helpful publications on Kansas ag leases

Applicable laws

  • KSA 58-220. Agister’s Lien; recording with register of deeds; sale for charges and expenses
  • K.S.A. 58-2506. Termination of farm or pastureland tenancy; notice.   
  • K.S.A. 58-2506a.  Termination of farm tenancies; landlord’s liability for certain substances and services provided by tenant.  

Helpful publications on cell tower leases

Helpful publications on oil and gas leases

Other helpful websites for land leasing information

  • The Center for Agriculture & Food Systems at Vermont Law School has developed a Farm Lease Builder (Online Form), allowing farmers to build a draft of their own lease.
  • The Kansas State University Department of Agricultural Economics has gathered helpful land and leasing resources on its AgManager website.
  • The North Central Farm Management Extension Committee has developed the Ag Lease 101 website to provide information on agricultural leasing.



Lead-Based Paint (Residential Disclosures)

Helpful publications on Lead-Based Paint

Applicable laws




Pipeline Easements

Helpful publications on pipeline easements




Rails-to-Trails

Applicable laws

  • The recreational trails act, KSA 58-3211 et seq., available from the Kansas Revisor of Statutes website.
  • K.S.A. 66-525, the Kansas statute governing railroad right-of-way abandonment, available on the Kansas Revisor of Statutes website.

Helpful publications and resources on Rails-to-Trails

Helpful websites on Rails-to-Trails issues

  • To view maps of abandoned and railbanked rail lines, visit the Surface Transportation Board’s Railroad Map Depot.
  • The federal agency with authority to regulate railroads is the Surface Transportation Board. They have information about abandonment and railbanking in the public information section of their website.



Renewable Energy and Transmission Contracts

Click here to learn more about renewable energy and transmission contracts, located in the "Renewable Energy" section.




Water Law

Click Here to go to Water Law, located in the "Environment" section




Zoning and Land Use

Helpful publications on zoning and land use

Applicable Laws

  • KSA 12-758, the Kansas statute setting forth the general planning process for counties and cities, available on the Kansas Revisor of Statutes website.
  • KSA 19-2908, the Kansas statute setting forth the zoning exemption for agricultural lands in townships, available on the Kansas Revisor of Statutes website.
  • KSA 19-2921, the Kansas statute setting forth the county zoning exemption for agriculture, available on the Kansas Revisor of Statutes website.
  • KSA 19-2960, the Kansas statute setting forth the zoning exemption for agricultural lands in urban counties, available on the Kansas Revisor of Statutes website.

Other helpful websites on zoning and land use

  • More zoning and land use resources can be found under the Agritourism resources section.