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.

Extension of Residential Tax Abatement

On Tuesday, August 12, 2014, the Adel City Council voted to extend the residential tax abatement program through 2025. The extension continues the current exemption schedule of seven (7) years of 100% abatement for qualified real estate. Please click here to read Amendment No. 5 to the Adel Urban Revitalization Plan.

In advance of the public hearing on the City's residential tax abatement program, the City developed a F.A.Q. based on questions staff and elected officials received.

2011 City of Adel Urban Revitalization Plan -

Residential Tax Abatement Program

The Plan has been approved and is now enacted - January 27th, 2011

Full Copy of the Urban Revitalization Plan

Plan Amendment #1 - March 13, 2012
Plan Amendment #2 - October 19, 2012
Plan Amendment #3 - December 11, 2012
Plan Amendment #4 - November 12, 2013
Plan Amendment #5 - August 12, 2014

In an effort to increase new home construction, facilitate community growth, and improve housing stock within the City's limits, the Adel City Council has created an Urban Revitalization Plan, or specifically for Adel, a residential tax abatement program.

Under the terms of the plan as amended in 2014, anyone building a home in Adel through 2025 would be eligible for 100% abatement of property taxes for seven years.

The full, final version of the Plan, along with exhibits and application materials, may be found by clicking here. The Plan is a short run, sunset driven program that expires at the end of 2025.

The underlying premise is to provide incentive to those considering a move within or to the Des Moines metro area to build a home in our community. Also, by encouraging those who already live in the community to maybe consider building a new home and thus, making their existing home available for others who do not want to or can not afford to build new.

Because the program also is offering incentive for home improvements, existing home-owners are encouraged to improve the livability of their home and help increase the existing housing stock in Adel.

For more information, please contact Adel City Hall.