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General Information

City Hall houses the offices of the City Administrator, City Clerk, Finance Director, Utility Billing, Parks & Recreation Department and Zoning & Code Compliance.

At City Hall, you can:

• Pay your water bill
• Sign up for new water service
• Get zoning information
• Get building permits
• Obtain a solicitor’s permit
• Reserve park shelters
• Sign up for City recreation programs
• Obtain a golf cart permit

You can also view and print application forms before you come to City Hall: City of Adel Permits and Forms – Adel, Iowa (

Adel City Hall

301 S. 10th Street
PO Box 248
Adel, IA 50003

Phone: (515) 993-4525
Fax: (515) 993-4527

Hours: Monday – Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Forms of Payment Accepted: Cash, checks, and credit/debit cards.

About Adel

Adel is home to just over 6,000 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 downtown 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 contacting us or by calling Adel City Hall at (515) 993-4525

Home Base Iowa Community

The City of Adel is proud to be a Home Base Iowa Community (HBI), which it has been since 2020.

The HBI program links community resources with veterans and their families.

Specific incentives in Adel include:

  • Annual $100.00 credit to the City’s Parks & Recreation programming.
  • Free one-year membership to the American Legion Post 464.
  • Free one-year individual membership to the Adel Partners Chamber of Commerce.
  • Free community tour or welcome meeting with elected officials and community leaders.
  • Free lunch at one Adel Rotary Club meeting.
  • Waiver of fence, shed, or deck permit fees (applications still required)
Wooden shelter in a park during fall with six picnic tables
Raccoon River Trail during the fall with orange and yellow leaves on the trail's bridge

Scenic Parks and Trails

Adel has several parks and trails to enjoy the outdoors. Visit our City parks to learn more or to reserve a shelter.

Kids and parents swimming in pool with a large orange tiger sculpture

Aquatic Center

When the weather is warm, it’s a great time to bring the whole family to the Adel Family Aquatic Center.

Seven brick buildings on main street of Adel

Enjoy Our History

Adel is rich with history. Visit our historic downtown and the Adel Historical Museum.