Planning Division

Planning and Development is committed to creating a high quality, sustainable community by establishing and managing the standards for development. Specific activities include short- and long-term planning for commercial and residential development, oversight of the Geographical Information System (GIS), zoning and compliance.

The department also produces an annual guide of Facts and Figures that contains high level information and demographics about Allen.

Developers and resident property owners can find comprehensive information about Allen's development process on the Steps in the Development Process page.

Effective Oct. 1, 2023, all building permit fees and land development request fees will be subject to the new fee schedule.