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

8/8 - Land Use Plan Booth at Sweet Corn Festival

The City of Adel has hired Confluence to update its Land Use Plan. The updated plan will allow the City and its partners to plan for future growth and address recent economic development efforts.

On Saturday, August 8 during the Sweet Corn Festival, Confluence will have a booth set up in the downtown square to gather more information from the public about the future planning of the City. Please stop by Confluence's booth for more information, including an interactive planning exercise and a survey. Your ideas and input will be much appreciated!

City Water Softening System

7/27 - The City of Adel's water softening system will be undergoing maintenance for the next several weeks. Due to this maintenance work to fix some processing issues, City water will be harder than normal. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Basement Flooding Questionnaire

The City of Adel has been working with McClure Engineering to evaluate the heavy rainfall event that occurred during the evening of June 24, 2015 and the impact on homes and City residents.

As a part of this review process, McClure Engineering must gather more information and details from residents who were affected by the storm. If you were affected by the events of June 24, please click here to fill out the questionnaire. Please fill out and submit the survey by Friday, July 31.

Paper copies of the questionnaire are available at Adel City Hall and the Adel Public Library. If you fill out a paper copy, please turn it in or mail it to Adel City Hall or McClure Engineering (please see the questionnaire for details).

Once McClure Engineering receives the questionnaires, it will assess the information and present it at a forthcoming public meeting. An update will also be given at the next Adel City Council meeting on Tuesday, August 11 at 6:00 p.m. at Adel City Hall.

Please Note: Questionnaires submitted after the July 31 deadline will still be reviewed and analyzed. However, the information gathered from late questionnaires may not be reflected in McClure Engineering's initial update at the August 11, 2015 council meeting.

Iowa Individual Assistance Program

7/2/15 - Since Governor Branstad has issued a Disaster Proclamation for Dallas County after last week's heavy rainfall and flooding, the Iowa Individual Assistance Program has been activated.

This program provides up to $5,000 in reimbursements for damage incurred for families whose income is at or below 200% the federal poverty level (or a maximum annual income of $40,180 for a family of three). Grants are available for home or car repairs, replacement of clothing or food, and for the expense of temporary housing. Original receipts are required for those seeking assistance for actual expenses related to storm recovery.

The program is administered by the Iowa Department of Human Services. Potential applicants have 45 days from the date of the disaster proclamation, which was June 30, 2015. Please contact 1-866-434-4692 with any questions. The program's website is

Click here to download the application. Applications must be mailed to:

New Opportunities
Attn: Cory
23751 HWY 30 East
PO Box 427
Carroll, IA 51401

Honor The Call To Serve

Serving on a City Board or Commission is a great way to become involved in shaping the direction of your community.

There is an opening on each of the following boards and commissions: Historic Preservation, Planning & Zoning, Cable Television, and Library. Please click here to learn more about these openings.

If you've ever wanted to become a part of the decision-making process, please click here to download an application. Applications are also available at Adel City Hall.

Applications are due on Wednesday, August 5, 2015 to Adel City Hall.

Adel Parks & Recreation Online Registration

Adel Parks & Recreation is excited to offer online registration for this year's season passes at the Adel Family Aquatic Center.

Please visit the aquatic center to sign up for swim lessons. You may also purchase season passes at the aquatic center.

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!

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

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.