Child Labor

The Kansas Legislature enacted a bill which restricts the employment of infants on motion picture sets and which requires the establishment of trust funds for the earnings of child actors who earn more than $5000. The bill authorizes the Kansas Department of Human Resources to issue regulations to carry out the purposes of the act and to ensure the safety and well-being of minors on motion picture sets. For further information contact the Kansas Department of Labor - Employment Standards at (785) 296-4062.

Film Permits

There are no state filming permits, however individual cities and/or counties may require permits for filming. Please call the film commission for more information. (785) 296-4927.


No hotel occupancy tax for stays in excess of 28 days

Labor Unions

Kansas is a Right-to-Work state. See Unions and Guilds in the production guide section for union contacts.

Traffic Control

The Kansas Highway Patrol and the Kansas Department of Transportation are responsible for all state and interstate highways. Film activities on city streets or county roads should be coordinated through police officials or county sheriffs. The Kansas Film Commission will assist you in all jurisdictions.


The Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT), Kansas Department of Revenue, and Kansas Corporation Commission regulate the movement of commercial motor vehicles into and throughout the state. Information on required credentials is available through the KDOT Special Permits Section (785) 296-7400 or the Motor Carrier Services Bureau (785) 296-2356 during regular weekday business hours.

Size and Weight Limitations:

  • Maximum length of single motor vehicle: 42.5 ft. including overhangs.
  • Maximum length of semitrailer: 59.5 ft.
  • Maximum length of truck and trailer combination: 65 ft.
  • Maximum length of truck/tractor semitrailer: no overall length limit (exceptions)
  • Maximum length of TT/ST/TR combinations: no overall limit, but towed units have a maximum of 28.5 ft. each.
  • Maximum width: 8.5 ft.
  • Maximum height: 14 ft.
  • Maximum weight on a single axle: 20,000 lbs.
  • Maximum weight on a tandem axle: 34,000 lbs.
  • Maximum weight on three or more consecutive axles: governed by the Federal Bridge Formula.
  • Maximum gross weight on interstate: 80,000 lbs.
  • Maximum weight on other highways: 85,500 lbs., unless posted otherwise.

The Kansas Turnpike is privately owned highway stretching from I-35 at the south border to I-70 at Kansas City. Larger and heavier vehicles are allowed without special permits. For policy on movement, contact the Kansas Turnpike Authority (KTA) at (316)682-4537.

Proof of liability insurance must be carried in vehicle at all times.