Building and Permitting

In our continuing effort to improve customer service and efficiency, all permits are now applied for and processed 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.