Building and Permitting

In our continuing efforts to improve customer service and efficiency, all permits can now be applied for online. For information and tutorials, please refer to to our Citizen Self-Service (CSS) information page.

Allen's Building and Permitting Division monitors compliance with City codes and ordinances through permitting, construction plan review and inspections. We provide:

Fire Permits and Inspections


Allen Fire Department issues permits, conducts hazard inspections and provides services to builders and developers. Services include plan review, environmental site assessments, permits, and life safety systems inspections. Learn more on Allen Fire Department's Fire Permits and Inspections page

Texas 8-1-1: Check Before You Dig


Whether you’re planting a tree or building an office tower, you first must check the location of gas lines and other vital utilities.

Building Safety Month is May 2021

Mayor Fulk pictured with City Building and Fire safety officials during Council meeting

City building safety officials and fire safety officials, along with other partners in the construction industry, work year-round to develop and enforce building codes. These codes help safeguard Allen patrons in the buildings where we live, work, play and learn.

Pictured: Mayor Ken Fulk joins City of Allen building safety officials and fire safety officials to proclaim Building Safety Month - May 2021.