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Your guide to city services, public works, and other helpful numbers.

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(All numbers area code 901 unless otherwise noted.)

City and County

cityofmemphis.org

shelbycountytn.gov

Memphis Mayor, 576-6007

Shelby County Mayor, 545-4500

Board of County Commissioners

545-4301

City Council, 576-6786

General Information/Memphis

576-6500

General Information/Shelby County

545-5000

State Government

Tennessee Governor

Phil Bredesen

(615) 741-2001

Federal Government

Tennessee Senators

Bob Corker (R), 683-1910

Lamar Alexander (R), 544-4224

Memphis Congressmen

Steve Cohen (D), 544-4131

Marsha Blackburn (R), 382-5811

HUNTING & FISHING

LICENSES

Tennessee Wildlife Division

(800) 372-3928

LEGAL

Memphis Area Legal Services, Inc.

523-8822

Memphis Bar Association

527-3573

LIBRARIES

Memphis/Shelby County Public

Library and Information Center

3030 Poplar Avenue, 38111

415-2700

memphislibrary.org

MILITARY

Army Corps of Engineers

544-3005

Coast Guard

Marine Safety Office, 544-3941

Group Lower Mississippi, 544-3912

Search and Rescue Line

(Emergency Only), 526-1443

Naval Support Activity, Mid-South

874-5111

PETS

All dogs and cats must be licensed and vaccinated for rabies.

Memphis Animal Services

3456 Tchulahoma, 38118

362-5310

Humane Society of Memphis & Shelby County

935 Farm, 38134

937-3900, memphishumane.org

POST OFFICE

General Information

(800) 275-8777

PUBLIC SAFETY

Emergency

911

Crime Stoppers

528-2274

Fire, Memphis

458-8281

Memphis Area Safety Council

323-0150

Neighborhood Watch

(888) NNWI-USA

Police, Memphis

545-2677

Sheriff, Shelby County

545-5500

Southern Poison Center

(800) 222-1222

TAXES

County Trustee, 521-1829

TRASH PICKUP/RECYCLING

Call the Public Works Division to determine your pickup days.

Public Works Division/

Solid Waste Management

125 N. Main, 38103

576-6730

City Beautiful Commission

664 Adams, 38105

522-1135

Littering Motorists Hot Line

522-5326

UTILITIES

Memphis Light, Gas &

Water Division (MLGW)

245 S. Main, 38103

544-6549, mlgw.com

VETERANS AFFAIRS

Veterans Services, 545-4077

VOTERS REGISTRATION

Election Commission

150 Washington, 38103

545-4136

Registration is available to U.S. citizens 18 and older. Must register 30 days before an election to be eligible to vote. Applications are available at the Election Commission office.

OTHER HELPFUL NUMBERS

Memphis International Airport

922-8000

memphisairport.org

Amtrak

526-0052

amtrak.com

Memphis Area Transit Authority

722-7100

matatransit.com

Community services information

211

Child abuse hotline

543-7120

Alcoholics Anonymous

726-6750

Birth and death certificates

544-7600

Building permits and inspections

379-4200

dpdgov.com

VOLUNTEERING

Memphis thrives with the help of its volunteers. These are just a few of the many ways to volunteer in Memphis and the Mid-South.  

Agape Child & Family Services, 323-3600, agapemeanslove.org

The Arc of the Mid-South, 327-2473, arcmidsouth.net

ArtsMemphis, 578-2787, artsmemphis.org

Big Brothers & Big Sisters of Greater Memphis, 323-5440, bbbsmem.org

Blues Foundation, 527-2583, blues.org

Boys & Girls Club of Greater Memphis, 278-2947, bgcm.org

Boy Scouts of America, Chickasaw Council, 327-4193, chickasawbsa.org

BRIDGES, 452-5600, bridgesusa.org

Center for Southern Folklore, 525-3655, southernfolklore.com

The Church Heath Center, 272-7170, churchhealthcenter.org

The Clovernook Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired,

523-9590, clovernook.org

Court Appointed Special Advocate of Memphis and Shelby County (CASA), 522-0200, memphiscasa.org

The Crisis Center of Memphis, 274-7477

Emmanuel Episcopal Center, 523-2617

The Food Bank, 527-0841, memphisfoodbank.org

Friends for Life, 272-0855, friendsforlifecorp.org

Girl Scout Council of the Mid-South, 767-1440, girlscoutshs.org

Girls Incorporated, 523-0217, girlsincmemphis.org

Habitat for Humanity, 761-4771, memphishabitat.com

Hope House, 272-2702, hopehousedaycare.org

House of Mews, 272-3777, houseofmews.com

Humane Society of Memphis & Shelby County, 937-3900, memphishumane.org

Memphis Athletic Ministries, 744-6261, mamsports.or

Memphis Heritage, 272-2727, memphisheritage.org

Memphis Leadership Foundation, 729-2931, mlfonline.org

Memphis Literacy Council, 327-6000, memphisliteracycouncil.org

Memphis Union Mission, 526-8403, memphisunionmission.org

Metropolitan Inter-Faith Association (MIFA), 527-0208, mifa.org

Mpact, 528-8340, mpactmemphis.org

Neighborhood Christian Centers, Inc., 881-6013, ncclife.org

Nineteenth Century Club, 274-4194, nineteenthcenturyclub.com

Porter-Leath, 577-2500, porter-leath.org

RISE Foundation, 507-6644, risememphis.or

South Memphis Alliance, 774-9582, smaweb.org

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 595-3300,

stjude.org/volunteers

St. Peter Villa, 276-2021, stpetervilla.org

Street Reach Ministries, 324-3022, streetreach.org

Streets Ministries, 525-7380, streetsministries.org

Sunny Meadows, 363-7233, sunnymeadows.org

Volunteer Memphis/Hands on Memphis, 523-2425, volunteermemphis.org

West Tennessee Historical Society, 475-6608, wths.tn.org

WEVL 89.9 Volunteer Radio, 528-0560, wevl.org

Wolf River Conservancy, 452-6500, wolfriver.org

WYPL 89.3 Talking Radio, 415-2752, memphislibrary.org/wypl

Youth Villages, 251-5000, youthvillages.org

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