The Allen City Council consists of the mayor and six councilmembers. They are elected citywide to serve three-year, staggered terms of office.
Collin County Commissioners Court is the governing body of Collin County. It is made up of a county judge elected countywide and four commissioners elected by precinct. Members serve four-year, staggered terms of office.
Allen residents are represented in the Texas Legislature by one state senator and two state representatives. The current state senator for District 8 is Angela Paxton (R). Jeff Leach (R) is the state representative for District 67. Candy Noble (R) is the state representative for District 89.
Allen residents are represented in the United States Congress by two U.S. senators and two U.S. representatives. Current senators, elected statewide, are Ted Cruz (R) and John Cornyn (R). The U.S. representative for District 3 is Van Taylor (R).