Allen City Council recently adoped Resolution No. 3111-9-12R amending building permit and contractor registration fees. The last major fee change was passed in 2002 and a survey of surrounding cities found the fees below average.
A new fee schedule will be implemented, effective Dec. 1, to simplify fee calculations and support reinvestment in existing homes and businesses. With this change, some fees increase, some decrease and some remain the same. These fees are used to offset the costs of permit processing, plans review and inspections.