Building and Permitting

City of Allen receives and processes all permits through Citizen Self Service (CSS).

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. Find out more from the Allen Fire Marshal's Office.

Texas 811: 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. Get started by dialing 8-1-1 or visit

Building & Inspection News

  1. Securing your space: The essential role of City residential permits

    Are you planning to undertake a home improvement project soon? Whether a simple renovation or a major construction job, obtaining the proper building permits is crucial. Here's a closer look at why you should never overlook the benefits of city permits.
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