- Community Development
- Building and Permitting
- Contractor and Commercial Services
Contractor and Commercial Services
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Contractor RegistrationAll contractors are required to register with the City of Allen for $50 annually.
Registration forms may be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or submitted in person at the Building Services window at Allen City Hall (305 Century Parkway).
Permit RequirementsTo receive a permit, contractors must submit all required documents and fees.
Commercial PermitsAll commercial permit applications must be submitted online using the Citizen Self-Service (CSS) portal. Use these tutorial guides to set up an account and apply for a permit:
Residential PermitsContractors may use the CSS portal to apply for certain residential permits. View a list of accepted permits on the CSS information page.
Please allow 1-2 business days to approve new accounts and process permits. For same-day residential permits, visit the Building Services office at Allen City Hall.
You can find a list of the required inspections and inspection codes for your project on the final page(s) of your permit.
Scheduling Inspections (should be same as residential)
- By Phone: 24-hour IVR Hotline
- Online: CSS Portal
- For same-day cancellations made before 8:30 a.m. on day of inspection, call 214.509.4130
- For all other cancellations, use the online CSS Portal or call the 24-hour IVR Hotline
- Building Permit Application
- Certificate of Occupancy
- Commercial Construction Packet
- Commercial Plan Review Guideline (includes Multi-Family)
- Commercial Trash and Recycling Guidelines - CWD
- Guide to Permit Submittals
- Plan Revision Form
- Special Inspections Forms
- Temporary Open Top Order Sheet
Forms for Miscellaneous Commercial Permits
- Drainage & Grading Affidavit
- Residential Fence Guideline
- Irrigation Guideline
- Irrigation Audit Inspection Form
- Swimming Pool and Spa Guideline
- Sign Review Checklist (See Sign Regulations page)
- Smoking Ordinance Compliance Form
- Special Event / Temporary Use Permit Application
- SWPP (Storm Water Mgmt.) Form
- Temporary Open Top Order Sheet (See CWD for further details.)
Restaurant Construction and Remodeling
Health Permit (Food/Childcare/Pools)
*If you are selling food at an event which received a temporary use permit, you must apply for an receive a health permit. If you are giving away free samples or donating food for an event, your are not required to obtain a health permit. Mobile food vendors with a health permit to operate as a mobile food vendor are not required to obtain a separate health permit to operate at a special event. However, they are required to notify Health Department staff of their intention to operate at the event.