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 Web site 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 City Hall at (515) 993-4525

Public Hearing Notice - County Administrative Building

Please click on this link to read the public hearing notice for the proposed agreement between the City of Adel and Dallas County, and click here to view the entire proposed agreement.

Notice to Residents about Peddlers, Solicitors, and

Transient Merchants

Please call Adel City Hall during business hours or the Adel Police Department after business hours or if you feel threatened or coerced with regard to complaints against peddlers, solicitors, or transient merchants.

There are statutory procedures the City of Adel must comply with when issuing peddler, solicitor, and transient merchant permits. Issuance of a permit does not imply an endorsement on behalf of the City.

Once again, if you encounter any issues with a peddler, solicitor, or transient merchant, please report immediately as indicated above. We apologize for any inconvenience. Our peddler, solicitor, and transient merchant ordinance can be found by clicking here.

Yard Waste Collection

The 2014 yard waste collection season began Monday, March 31. Please click here for more information about the yard waste collection program.

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!

Recycling Schedule

Please click here to download Waste Management's 2014-2014 Recycling Schedule.

Digital Council Packets

The City is excited to announce that it is now offering digital packets for its City Council meetings. Each month the City will upload a PDF document for the upcoming council meeting that contains the meeting's agenda and accompanying documents. The City hopes this effort will increase public awareness of issues taken up by the council.

The digital packets are fully searchable and include links and bookmarks for easy access to every item on the agenda.

With the shift to digital council packets, the council and select staff will use tablets to access the packets. By implementing digital packets and using tablets, the City will enhance its efficiency, increase its sustainability efforts, and reduce costs, resources, and personnel time.

To download and view the latest digital council packet, please click here and click on City Council. Packets may also be accessed by clicking on "City Council" on the sidebar. From there, click on "Agendas" and then "City Council" under the list of meeting agendas.

Vacant Buildings Permit

On May 14, 2013, the Adel City Council passed Ordinance No. 289, An Ordinance Establishing a Vacant Building Permit and Inspection Process. This ordinance applies to all commercial, manufacturing, industrial, and mixed-use occupancy buildings in the City of Adel that are vacant.

While the ordinance became effective June 1, 2013, the City has allowed a one-year grace period so that businesses might become aware of the ordinance. On May 1, 2014, the City will begin enforcement of Ordinance No. 289.

Please click here for more information.

Residential Home Construction Data

The City of Adel has released its residential home construction data for the 2008-2013 period. Please click here to view total valuation data and the number of permits issued by the City during the past six years.

Newsletter News

The City of Adel has now transitioned to a postcard utility bill and an online-only newsletter to increase savings and enhance the City's sustainability efforts. For more information, please click here.

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 2016 to be eligible for 100% tax abatement for 7 years.  For more information about this program, please click here.