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Governor Kelly Announces Nearly $15M Available to Connect Kansans to Digital Devices and Public Wi-Fi Governor Laura Kelly announced today that applications are open for the Advancing Digital Opportunities to Promote Technology (ADOPT) program. A total of $14.7 million in grant awards will be available to organizations addressing the challenges of broadband accessibility, affordability, and device availability. Governor Kelly Announces $28.5M for High-Speed Internet Infrastructure Governor Laura Kelly announced today that $28.5 million in grants were awarded to 12 entities through the Lasting Infrastructure and Network Connectivity (LINC) program. The LINC program provides strategic funding for crucial aspects of broadband connectivity to reduce the cost of internet service, increase availability, and improve performance. Governor Kelly Announces $5M to Expand Access to High-Speed Internet in Rural Kansas Communities Governor Laura Kelly today announced that $5 million has been awarded to eight internet service providers (ISPs) in the latest round of Broadband Acceleration Grants for 2023. The awards will be paired with an additional $6.6 million in matching funds, resulting in an investment of nearly $12 million for high-speed broadband access projects across 10 rural Kansas counties. Commerce Program Opens Employment Pathway for Justice-Involved Kansans KANSASWORKS, a division of the Kansas Department of Commerce, is taking significant strides to empower justice-involved individuals across the state through the Re-entry Specialized Employment Counseling & Training (ReSpECT)WORKS program. This program provides intensive case management and career navigation for eligible individuals released from the prison system in Kansas. View All


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Filming in Kansas

KCAIC Services

  • Liaison: Liaison services with state, local and federal agencies.
  • Location Scouting: location scouting assistance for any size production.
  • Pre-production: Information and assistance for appropriate production services, personnel and support services. Information on state laws, approvals and permitting processes pertaining to film production.
  • Production: Problem solving during production.

Shooting in Kansas

Rules and Regs

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. 

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Kansas’ “big sky,” dramatic sunsets, and great variability in temperature and precipitation are all important aspects of the regional personality. Winter blizzards, violent windstorms and heavy rains are common throughout the state, and the continental climate (on occasion) produces rapid temperature extremes.

Generally the summers are quite warm, the winters are mild and the humidity is on the moderate side. January is the coldest month, with average high temperatures near 31 degrees. July is the warmest month, with average high temperatures near 81 degrees. Much hotter summers and harsh, cold winters are not uncommon.

Annual precipitation amounts range from 30 – 40 inches in the east, while drier conditions are common in the west. In Kansas you can enjoy four distinct seasons, each with its own unique qualities.

Average Temperatures

January 31°April 57°July 81°October 60°
February 36° May 66°August 80°November 45° 
March 44°June 76° September 71° December 35° 


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