Animal Related Ordinances

The City of Allen has specific ordinances related to animals and fowl. They are outlined in Chapter 3 of the city’s Code of Ordinances.

Report a Violation

The Animal Control Division can be contacted at 214.509.4378 to report a violation related to the ordinances below or any referenced in Chapter 3 of the City’s Code of Ordinances.

Backyard Chickens

Allen council members have approved a change to city ordinance, allowing for backyard chickens on some residential properties. View rules and permit information.
  1. Noise
  2. Loose Pets
  3. Animal Waste
  4. Rabies Vaccines
  6. Animal Bites
A person commits an offense if the keeping of any animal causes loud and unusual barking, howling or other noise that disturbs the peace and quiet of any person of ordinary sensibilities. A person who is disturbed by an animal may file a complaint with Animal Control. The owner will then be notified of the complaint, either in person or by mail, and given suggestions to keep the animal from disturbing the neighboring residences.