Please Note: The 2017 Citywide Garage Sale will be held on Saturday, April 22. The 2017 Spring Cleanup will be held on Saturday, April 29. Please view the March 2017 newsletter for more information.



Adel Parks & Recreation's 2017 Spring/Summer Activity Guide is now available! Please review it for the latest and most up-to-date information on programs, including the Adel Family Aquatic Center's 2017 rates.



The City is now accepting applications for a number of Board & Commission positions. Please click here for more information. If you'd like to download an application, please click here.



Please click here to view the Notice To Bidders and Notice Of Public Hearing for the 2017 Adel Brick Streets Project. Please consult all addendums for the most accurate information on this project: Addendum #01 - Addendum #02 - Addendum #03



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
below may not be completely up-to-date.

We apologize for any inconvenience.

City of Adel Code

The Municipal Code of the City of Adel is published online as a convenience to citizens. Although every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of material published online, citizens are advised the only official edition of the Code is the printed version maintained by the City Clerk at City Hall. Please note there may have been amendments, supplements, additions, or deletions to this Code made subsequent to the last update. For more information, contact City Hall at 515-993-4525.

In addition to the City Code listed below, the City of Adel has adopted the Statewide Urban Design and Specifications, or SUDAS, family of design and specification guidelines.

The Center for Transportation Research and Education at Iowa State University maintains Iowa's SUDAS manuals for public improvements. Developing and maintaining Iowa’s unique SUDAS manuals is the result of a lengthy and painstaking effort by more than 300 stakeholders across the state.

Some of the advantages of using SUDAS include uniform public improvements standards (e.g., similar sidewalk ramps) from town to town. Also, by using standard designs and specifications Iowa's cities have uniformity of urban design and specifications across the state reducing contractor confusion and mistakes due to differing specifications.

If you are involved in a public improvement project in Adel and want to know what our design standards are you can start by looking up the specifications from SUDAS at www.iowasudas.org.

Please check with City staff prior to starting any project as policy may change from time-to-time.

The City of Adel Code is published in Adobe Acrobat (PDF) format.

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• City of Adel Zoning Map
• Index to the City of Adel Code of Ordinances