Community Development

The Community Development Department is committed to creating a high-quality, vibrant community by establishing and managing the standards for development while monitoring compliance with the City of Allen's building codes and ordinances. Development services include:
  • Building Permits and Inspections
  • Comprehensive Planning
  • Sign Permits
  • Zoning

More resources on Allen development

Have a voice in Downtown Allen revitalization planning

A resident-led committee is engaged in revitalization planning efforts for Downtown Allen. You can find out about this work and participate in the visioning process at

Track development and construction progress

Ever wonder what's being developed or built in your neighborhood? Find out easily with the interactive Allen Development Map. Browse projects currently proposed, approved, under construction or recently completed.

Guiding development principles

The guiding principles for City of Allen development are derived from the Comprehensive Plan and the Allen Land Development Code.

Safety for All: Building Codes in Action - Follow along all month for weekly themes

May is Building Safety Month

Building and Fire Safety Officials work year-round to develop and enforce building codes that safeguard our community in the buildings where we live, work, play and learn. This month, Allen residents are asked to acknowledge the essential service provided to all of us by the City of Allen’s building code and fire code staff.

Follow along during Building Safety Month!

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