Building Inspections

For all issues related to building inspections, rental inspections, code compliance, and more, please contact Steve Nichols. As the City of Adel’s Building Inspector, Steve takes care of all city-related building and compliance concerns. Our downloadable building permit application is available below for you to fill out and submit to City Hall. For rental inspections or other zoning and city code questions, please visit our City Code or contact City Hall today.

City of Adel Building Inspector

Steve Nichols

Phone: (515) 993-4525

Email: snichols@adeliowa.org

 

Vacant Building Permits

The City of Adel has an ordinance in effect that details the process for the permitting and inspection of vacant buildings. This ordinance helps the community by preventing vacant buildings from attracting crime and illegal activities that might endanger Adel residents. To learn more about the ordinance and the vacant building permit program, please read through the documents below.

Building Permit Fees

Total Valuation Fee
$1.00 to $500.00 $22.00
$501.00 to $2,000.00 $22.00 for the first $500.00 + $2.75 for each add’l $100.00
$2,001.00 to $25,000.00 $75.50 for the first $2,00.00 + $12.50 for each add’l $1,000.00
$25,00.00 to $50,000.00 $361.00 for the first $25,000.00 + $9.00 for each add’l $1,000.00
$50,000.00 TO $100,000.00 $586.25 for the first $50,000.00 + $6.25 for each add’l $1,000.00
$100,000.00 to $500,000.00 $900.00 for the first $100,000.00 + $5.00 for each add’l $1,000.00
$500,000.00 TO $1,000,000.00 $2,900.00 for the first $500,000.00 + $4.25 for each add’l $1,000.00
$1,000,000.00 and up $5,023.50 for the first $1,000,000.00 + $2.75 for each add’l $1,000.00
Re-Inspection Fees $42.00 / hr (1-hour minimum charge)