Fire Permits and Inspections

The Fire Prevention Division issues permits, conducts hazard inspections and provides services to builders and developers, including plan review, environmental site assessments, permits and life safety systems inspections.

The Prevention Division is led by Assistant Fire Chief and Fire Marshal David Cannady, who is responsible for developing, maintaining and enforcing the fire code.

International Fire Code Changes


Effective June 27, 2017, the City of Allen has adopted the 2015 International Fire Code.  All permits submitted on or after August 1, 2017 must adhere to the new code and local amendments. View new code and local amendments.

Beginning April 3, 2017, Fire Permits will be processed through EnerGov. Learn more about the impact and benefits of this new system.

Fire Code Resources


The following links provide assistance in understanding the local fire code and amendments adopted by the City of Allen.

Payment Options


The Fire Department is now accepting credit cards (Mastercard and Visa) as forms of payment for permit and inspection fees.