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
2/26 - UPDATE: Water Main Break Fixed
UPDATE (2/26/15 at 2:30 p.m.) - The water main break has been fixed. Water pressure in this area should return to normal soon.
(2/26/15 at 1:35 p.m.) - There is a water main break at 17th & Rapids. While City crews work to repair it, water pressure in this area may be lower than normal. The repairs should be finished later this afternoon. We apologize for the inconvenience.
3/10 - Public Hearing - FY15-16 Budget
The Adel City Council will conduct a public hearing on the proposed FY15-16 Budget on Tuesday, March 10, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. at Adel City Hall.
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 be filed with the City Clerk.
Please click here to view the Notice of Public Hearing. A full copy of the detailed proposed FY15-16 Budget may be obtained or viewed at Adel City Hall and at the Adel Public Library.
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!
2015 Recycling Schedule
Waste Management has released its 2015 Recycling Schedule for the City of Adel. The schedule continues the current process of collecting recycling every other Tuesday. Click here to download the 2015 Recycling Schedule.
2015 Pet Licenses Now Available
The 2015 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, 2015.
Beginning May 1, 2015, 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, 2015 and April 30, 2015.
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.
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
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.
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 http://www.connectiowa.org/
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.