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 Web site 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

Adel City Hall Closed Independence Day

Adel City Hall will be closed Friday, July 4, 2014, in honor of Independence Day. Garbage and recycling pickup this week is unaffected.

Please note: The Adel Family Aquatic Center will be open Friday, July 4.

City Branding Survey

The City of Adel has teamed with Webspec Branding to develop a refreshed brand and narrative for the community. Please take a few moments and help us gather more information about the City and its residents. All responses to this survey are anonymous, and any question may be skipped. This survey must be filled out and submitted in one session. It cannot be saved and completed at a later date. We appreciate your help!

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Kinnick Heisman Trophy Event

Click on the image above for more information on the Adel Historical Museum's Nile Kinnick, Jr. Heisman Trophy Event that was held on Saturday, June 14, 2014, at the Adel Public Library!

Notice of Public Hearing - Voluntary Annexation


A public hearing will be held on Tuesday, July 8, 2014, at 6:00 p.m. in the council chambers at Adel City Hall concerning an application for voluntary annexation into the City of Adel. The application and complete notice is available for viewing at the City Clerk's Office at Adel City Hall or by clicking here.

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.

Adel Family Aquatic Center Now Open

The Adel Family Aquatic Center is now open for the 2014 season! Please click here or call (515) 993-5246 for more information about the aquatic center. Only cash or checks are accepted.

Please note: The aquatic center will be open Friday, July 4.

Residential Tax Abatement F.A.Q.

In advance of the Tuesday, May 13, public input meeting on the City's residential tax abatement program, the City developed a F.A.Q. based on questions staff and elected officials received. If there is an item not covered, please feel free to contact Adel City Hall at (515) 993-4525.

No action was taken on this item at the Tuesday, May 13, council meeting. If the council pursue taking action at a future meeting, it will be preceded by a formal public hearing.

Notice to Residents about Peddlers, Solicitors, and

Transient Merchants

Please call Adel City Hall during business hours or the Adel Police Department after business hours or if you feel threatened or coerced with regard to complaints against peddlers, solicitors, or transient merchants.

There are statutory procedures the City of Adel must comply with when issuing peddler, solicitor, and transient merchant permits. Issuance of a permit does not imply an endorsement on behalf of the City.

Once again, if you encounter any issues with a peddler, solicitor, or transient merchant, please report immediately as indicated above. We apologize for any inconvenience. Our peddler, solicitor, and transient merchant ordinance can be found by clicking here.

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 2016 to be eligible for 100% tax abatement for 7 years.  For more information about this program, please click here.