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
Notice of Public Hearing - Proposed Budget
The Adel City Council will conduct a public hearing on the proposed FY14-15 Budget on Tuesday, March 11, 2014, at 6:00 p.m. at Adel City Hall.
Copies of the detailed proposed budget may be obtained or viewed at City Hall and at the Adel Public Library. At the public hearing, any resident or taxpayer may present objections to, or arguments in favor of, any part of the proposed budget.
Please click here for more information about the public hearing.
Notice of Public Hearing - Water Tower Painting
The Adel City Council will hold a public hearing on the proposed contract documents (plans, specifications, and form of contract) and estimated cost for the 2014 Adel Water Tower Painting project on Tuesday, March 11, 2014, at 6:00 p.m. at Adel City Hall.
At the public hearing, the council will receive and consider any objections made by any interested party to the plans and specifications, proposed form of the contract, and the estimated cost for the project. Please click here for more information about the public hearing.
To download the bid packet, please click here to visit the City's "Bids - RFPs - RFQs" webpage.
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!
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.
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 http://www.connectiowa.org/
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.