Building Inspections

Building Inspections monitors compliance with the City of Allen's building codes and ordinances. Inspectors conduct inspections on all buildings to ensure that they are safe and suitable for occupancy and are in compliance with locally adopted codes.  


Building Permit Fees

Building Inspections Fee Schedule

Plan Review Fees

Nonrefundable plan review fees are in addition to the permit fees and are submitted at time of application submittal. Plan review fee shall be 25% of the building permit fee.  When submittal documents are incomplete or changed so as to require additional plan review, an additional fee may be assessed.

Re-Inspection Fees

 Pursuant to Section 108.7 of the International Residential Code “Re-inspection Fee,” a fee as established by city council resolution may be charged when:

 1.  The inspection called for is not ready when the inspector arrives.
2.  No building address or permit card is clearly posted.
3.  Approved plans are not on the job site available to the inspector.
4.  The building is locked or work otherwise is not available for inspection when called.
5.  The job site is red-tagged twice for the same item.
6.  The original red tag has been removed from the job site.
7.  Violations exist on the property including failure to maintain erosion control, trash                 control or tree protection.

 Any re-inspection fees assessed shall be paid before additional inspections are conducted.

Texas 811, Excavation Safety System

Before you dig, please contact Texas 811. Call 811 all day, every day!
Please contact Texas 811 before excavation to prevent damage to vital buried lines.

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