The Coffey County Highway Department maintains an extensive and fairly complete record of road records and right-of-way widths for rural Coffey County. Original road records for road openings and vacation actions are filed in the survey library by section, township, and range. Additionally, this office retains road right-of-way records for new roads and for road / bridge improvement projects.
Permission and authority to install, operate and maintain within Coffey County Road Right-of-Way requires a form to be completed along with a $100 deposit. The Right-of-Way Coordinator will review and assign a number once it has been submitted.
Prior to 1991, all road records and right-of-way documents were filed only in the County Road Record as required by law which is maintained in the County Engineer's Office. Beginning in 1991, all new road right-of-way documents and road vacation actions have been recorded in the Register of Deeds Office as well as filed in the County Road Record. Road right-of-way information shown on county GIS maps is for general information and may not contain the most current road record information from the road record prior to 1991. The most accurate information regarding road widths and status of road rights of way can only be obtained through diligent research which should include the records of County Engineer's Office as well as the Register of Deeds and the Clerk of the District Court.