Please click here to view the Notice To Bidders and Notice Of Public Hearing for the 2017 Adel Brick Streets Project. Please click here to view the addendum.



Please click here to download the 2017 Recycling Calendar.



The second and final public input meeting for the Parks & Trails Master Plan was held on Monday, December 12. If you missed it, please here to view the presentation.

You may also view the presentation and boards that were presented during the October 27 meeting.


The City's Economic Development Commission has updated the residential tax abatement program F.A.Q.




The City is in the process of updating its website.
Until further notice, information and links may not be completely up-to-date.
We apologize for any inconvenience.

Building Inspector & Code Compliance Officer

Steve Nichols (515) 993-4525 snichols@adeliowa.org

Building Permits

Please click here to download a building permit application. If you have any questions, please contact Steve Nichols at Adel City Hall or email him by clicking the link above.

Zoning Code and Map

Please click here for information about the City's zoning code and map.

Residential Tax Abatement Program

Please click here for information on the City's Residential Tax Abatement Program.

Vacant Building Permits

The City of Adel is concerned about vacant buildings that have become dangerous, unsafe, or are in a state of disrepair. Buildings that are vacant can become a blight, may cause neighborhood deterioration, create instability, and may have an adverse effect on adjacent or nearby properties. Buildings that are vacant and not properly secured attract vagrants and criminals, and are prime locations to conduct illegal activities, including arson and drug use. These buildings also attract nuisances such as graffiti, dumping of trash, vandalism, and illegal parking of junk vehicles.

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. Any building that is vacant for 30 consecutive days is required to complete a Vacant Building Registration Statement.

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

If the building or structure is vacant, or partially vacant for greater than 180 days, an inspection will be completed and an annual permit fee of $0.06 per square foot of vacant floor space will be charged. This annual permit fee will cover the City's cost for program administration and required inspections.

The intent of this program is to preserve and promote the public health, safety, prosperity, and general welfare of the City, and to abate and prevent public and private nuisances and potential fire hazards.

Please click here to download a tri-fold brochure explaining the program.

Please click here to download Ordinance No. 289.

Please click here to download the Vacant Building Registration Statement.