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 with your feedback and comments 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.