Please Note: The 2017 Citywide Garage Sale will be held on Saturday, April 22. The 2017 Spring Cleanup will be held on Saturday, April 29. Please view the March 2017 newsletter for more information.

Adel Parks & Recreation's 2017 Spring/Summer Activity Guide is now available! Please review it for the latest and most up-to-date information on programs, including the Adel Family Aquatic Center's 2017 rates.

The City is now accepting applications for a number of Board & Commission positions. Please click here for more information. If you'd like to download an application, please click here.

Please click here to view the Notice To Bidders and Notice Of Public Hearing for the 2017 Adel Brick Streets Project. Please consult all addendums for the most accurate information on this project: Addendum #01 - Addendum #02 - Addendum #03

Please click here to download the 2017 Recycling Calendar.

The second and final public input meeting for the Parks & Trails Master Plan was held on Monday, December 12. If you missed it, please here to view the presentation.

You may also view the presentation and boards that were presented during the October 27 meeting.

The City's Economic Development Commission has updated the residential tax abatement program F.A.Q.

The City is in the process of updating its website.

Until further notice, information and links
below may not be completely up-to-date.

We apologize for any inconvenience.


Adel is home to approximately 4,000 people. We are located in Dallas County Iowa about 13 miles West of the intersection of Interstate 80 and Interstate 35. Adel has been a community since 1847, growing with pride, to be the community it is today. Adel is one of a few towns in Iowa with brick streets paving the down-town area. Our brick streets connect us to our past much like this website connects us to our future.

Welcome to Adel, Iowa. We're glad you came to visit and we hope you enjoy this site. Please let us know what you think along with any suggestions of things you'd like to see on this site by using our comments form or by calling Adel City Hall at (515) 993-4525

2016 Goal Setting Session Summary Report

The Adel City Council recently held a Goal Setting Session to review the City's strategic plan and recent accomplishments, discuss important issues, develop new initiatives for the next two years, and provide suggestions to improve organizational effectiveness.

At its March 8, 2016 meeting, the council adopted the 2016 Goal Setting Session Summary Report, which is available at this link. The report has been distributed to City departments, boards, commissions, and community partners.

2/24 - Public Informational Meeting Materials

A public informational meeting was held on Wednesday, February 24 at 6:00 p.m. in the Adel Public Library Community Room to update residents on the City of Adel's investigation into the basement flooding issues from last summer's heavy rainfall.

Please click here to view the presentation.

Please click here to view the community survey exhibits.

Over the past five months, McClure Engineering Company has worked with City staff to gather information on the sanitary sewer and storm water systems to identify problematic areas and possible solutions. The public informational meeting discussed the findings of the evaluation and provided residents a chance to offer further input and feedback.

Previously, a public informational meeting was held on Wednesday, September 30, 2015.

3/8 - FY2016-2017 Budget Hearing

The Adel City Council will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, March 8 at 6:00 p.m. at Adel City Hall regarding the proposed FY2016-2017 Budget.

A copy of the budget is available for viewing at City Hall, the Adel Public Library, and at this link

At the public hearing, any resident or taxpayer may present objections to, or arguments in favor of, any part of the proposed budget. Written comments may also be directed to City Hall.

Yard Waste Collection Change

Beginning this year, yard waste collection will be changed from Mondays to Tuesdays.

Waste Management is making the change to better coordinate their drivers in Adel and in other metro cities.

Citywide Garage Sale & Spring Cleanup Dates

The Citywide Garage Sale will be held on Saturday, April 9. If you would like to place a free ad, please click here to download the form.

The annual Spring Cleanup will be held on Saturday, April 16.

For more information about the events, please see the March 2016 Newsletter.

3/23 Tornado Siren Test

The City's tornado sirens will be tested on Wednesday, March 23 at 10:15 a.m. If bad weather threatens on the day of the test, the sirens will be tested the following day.

The City's tornado sirens are also tested on the first Saturday of each month at 6:00 p.m. from April through November.

Snow Policies

Please be advised of the City's snow policies.

2016 Recycling Calendar

Please click here to download the 2016 Recycling Calendar.

2016 Pet Licenses Now Available

The 2016 Pet Licenses are now available. The cost is $5 for a spayed/neutered pet and $15 if the pet is not fixed. Licenses must be purchased by April 30, 2016.

Beginning May 1, 2016, an additional $1 per month fee shall be assessed per pet, except in those cases where by reason of residence or age the pet was not subject to licensing during the initial period between January 1, 2016 and April 30, 2016.

Please provide a copy of each pet's most recent rabies vaccination certificate.

License forms are available at Adel City Hall or by clicking here. If you choose to send your form by mail, please include a self-addressed stamped envelope so we can mail you your license(s).

Please visit or contact City Hall for details or questions.

Informational Meeting

The Adel Partners Chamber of Commerce will be hosting an informational meeting on Thursday, January 28 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in the Raccoon Valley Bank Community House.

The purpose of the meeting will be to learn more about a prospective hotel project in Adel. Attendees will receive information about the City of Adel's hotel feasibility study and have an opportunity to meet the interested hotel developer.

In addition, attendees will have a chance to learn more about the potential project's timeline and any investment opportunities.

Please RSVP by Monday, January 25 to Deb Bengtson, Director of the Adel Partners Chamber of Commerce, at (515) 993-5472 or via email at

Streetlight Repair Request

Have you seen a streetlight that is dim or completely out? What about a streetlight that remains on during the day or needs repair? MidAmerican Energy has a convenient online form to report problems with streetlights.

Please click here to submit a streetlight repair request to MidAmerican Energy. When describing the location of the problematic streetlight, please be as specific as possible.

Land Use Plan

The second Land Use Plan Steering Committee meeting was held on Wednesday, October 7. Please click here to view the presentation.

If you haven't already taken the Land Use Plan survey, please click here to take the survey.

The City's Land Use Plan Steering Committee met recently with Confluence to begin discussions on updating the City's Land Use Plan. The updated plan will allow the City and its partners to plan for future growth and address recent economic development efforts.

To view the presentation from the first meeting in August, please click here.

Dallas County Emergency Notifications

Dallas County is now offering Emergency Notifications for your phone and email address. You can select from a number of weather watches and warnings. To sign up, please click here.

FY15-16 Budget

After holding a public hearing, the Adel City Council approved the Fiscal Year 2015-2016 Budget at its Tuesday, March 10, 2015 meeting.

Please click here to view a copy of the City's FY15-16 Budget.

City of Adel Debuts New Brand

The City of Adel debuted its new brand at Adel City Hall during the Holiday Open House event on Friday, December 5, 2014.

The new brand features a new logo, a new tagline, and a new narrative that the City's Branding Committee developed with Webspec Design.

Please click here to read the Adel Brand Narrative or stop by Adel City Hall to pick up a copy. Check out the January 2015 Newsletter to see the new brand!

Adel Parks & Recreation's New Facebook Page

Please click here to visit the Adel Parks & Recreation Department's new Facebook page. Please "like" them to get all the latest updates!

ADM Tigers Logo On South Water Tower

Thanks To Four Generous Donors

The City of Adel would like to recognize and thank four generous donors that have come together to help put the ADM Tigers logo on the south water tower near the Adel Family Aquatic Center. The logo was financed by Bill Spencer, Eric Grubb, Mark Behr, and McClure Engineering.

Please click here to read the City's press release.

Revised 28E Agreement - County Administrative

Building - 6/2/14

A press release has been issued regarding the 28E Agreement between the City of Adel and Dallas County. Please click here to read the release.

The Adel City Council approved the revised proposed 28E Agreement at their Monday, June 2, 2014, special session. Please click here to read the revised proposed agreement between the City of Adel and Dallas County regarding the County's administrative building that was discussed at the Monday, June 2, special session meeting of the Adel City Council. The special session was held at 6:30 p.m. at Adel City Hall.

Please click here to read the public hearing notice for the original proposed agreement, and click here to review the original proposed agreement. At the Tuesday, May 13, council meeting, the Adel City Council held a public hearing on the original agreement. No action was taken at that meeting.

Notice to Residents about Peddlers, Solicitors, and

Transient Merchants

Please call the Adel Police Department at 993-6723 if you feel threatened or coerced by peddlers, solicitors, or transient merchants.

The City of Adel must comply with statutory procedures when issuing peddler, solicitor, and transient merchant permits. Issuance of a permit does not imply endorsement by the City.

Please report incidents immediately. Peddlers, solicitors, and transient merchants must carry a signed license and provide it upon request.

CDBG Updates

In 2013, the City of Adel was awarded a Community Development Block Grant from the Iowa Economic Development Authority. This grant funding will be used to revitalize the City's historic downtown courthouse square district. Please click here for updates on the project!

What's New In Adel

The City has created a new webpage on its website to provide updates about what's new in the City.  Please click the tab "What's New In Adel" at the top of the page or click here for more information.

Do You Need Internet Access to Stay Connected?

The City has several wireless hotspots including Brick Street Books and Cafe and the Adel Public Library.  There are also computers connected to the Internet via broadband available for public use at the Adel Public Library, Dallas County Human Services, Iowa State Extension Office, and limited usage at Adel Assisted Living.  The City has several broadband service providers.  Please contact City Hall for a complete listing.  For further information on broadband availabilty and awareness, please visit Connect Iowa at

Adel Implements Residential Tax Abatement Program

This program has been amended to allow homes built through 2025 to be eligible for 100% tax abatement for 7 years. For more information, please click here.