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Who to call for just about anything.



Note: All area codes are 901.

GENERAL INFORMATION

ALL EMERGENCIES: 911

CORRECT TIME AND WEATHER: 526-5261

GENERAL INFORMATION: 415-2700 (LINC, Memphis/Shelby County Public Library's information and referral system)

WEATHER: 544-0399, National Weather Service. www.srh.noaa.gov/meg

 

HOTLINES

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS: 454-1414, www.memphis-aa.org

BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU: 759-1300, www.midsouth.bbb.org

CHILD ABUSE AND NEGLECT: 543-7120

COCAINE ANONYMOUS: 725-5010. 1-800-662-4357, www.ca.org/phones.html

DEAF INTERPRETING: 577-3783

EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY: 458-1515, www.memphisema.com

EMERGENCY MENTAL HEALTH SERVICE: 577-9400, www.samhsa.gov (Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration)

FAMILY LINK / RUNAWAY SHELTER: 725-6911, www.youthvillages.org

FRIENDS FOR LIFE / AIDS SWITCHBOARD: 278-2437, www.friendsforlifecorp.org

POISON EMERGENCIES: 528-6048, 1-800-288-9999 (TN only), 1-800-222-1222. www.aapcc.org (American Association of Poison Control Centers)

RAPE CRISIS / MEMPHIS SEXUAL ASSAULT RESOURCE CENTER: 272-2020, www.rainn.org (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network)

SUICIDE AND CRISIS INTERVENTION: 274-7477, www.mhsanctuary.com/suicide

TEEN DRUG HOTLINE: 527-3784

VETERANS COUNSELING CENTER: 544-0173, www.va.gov/rcs

YWCA ABUSED WOMEN'S HOTLINE: 276-0576,www.memphisywca.org

 

CLEAN-UP / SANITATION

SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT: 576-6722. For new garbage service: 576-6851, www.cityofmemphis.org

 

COMMUNITY SERVICES

AGING COMMISSION OF THE MID-SOUTH (formerly Delta Area Agency on Aging): 324-6333, www.agingcommission.org

CENTER FOR INDEPENDENT LIVING: 726-6404, www.mcil.org/mcil

CENTER FOR NEIGHBORHOODS: 526-6627, 619 N. Seventh

METROPOLITAN INTER-FAITH ASSOCIATION (MIFA): 527-0208, www.mifa.org

 

EMPLOYMENT

EMPLOYMENT SECURITY: 1-800-344-8337 www.tennessee.gov/labor-wfd/esdiv.html

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMMISSION: 544-0115, www.eeoc.gov

 

GOVERNMENT

CITY GOVERNMENT

CITY GOVERNMENT INFORMATION: 576-6500, www.cityofmemphis.org

PUBLIC SERVICES INFORMATION: 576-6564

CITY COUNCIL OFFICE: 576-6786

CITY MAYOR'S OFFICE: 576-6000

CITY TREASURER/TAXES: 576-6306

COMPLAINTS/MAYOR'S CITIZEN SERVICE CENTER: 576-6500

PARK SERVICES: (formerly Park Commission): 454-5200

PUBLIC WORKS: 576-6742

COUNTY GOVERNMENT

INFORMATION: 545-5000, www.shelbycountytn.gov

COMPLAINTS/COUNTY ASSISTANCE CENTER: 545-4584

COUNTY ASSESSOR OF PROPERTY: 379-7303, www.assessor.shelby.tn.us/content

COUNTY COMMISSION: 545-4301

COUNTY MAYOR'S OFFICE: 545-4500

COUNTY TRUSTEE/TAXES: 521-1829 www.shelbycountytrustee.com

JUVENILE COURT: 405-8400

PUBLIC SERVICE: 576-6564

HEALTH/HUMAN SERVICES

FOOD & DRUG ADMINISTRATION: 544-0345, www.fda.gov

HEAD START: 922-0700, www.tnheadstart.org

HEALTH DEPARTMENT: 725-4687

HUMAN SERVICES: 576-6503, www.cityofmemphis.org

SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION: 1-800-772-1213, www.ssa.gov

TENNCARE: 1-800-342-3145, www.tennessee.gov/tenncare

HOUSING/REGULATIONS

BUILDING PERMITS: 379-4200

HOUSING & COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT: 576-7300

HOUSING AUTHORITY: 544-1363

LANDMARKS COMMISSION: 576-7191

PLANNING & DEVELOPMENT: 576-6619

OTHER AGENCIES/ORGANIZATIONS

ARTS COUNCIL, GREATER MEMPHIS: 578-2787, www.memphisartscouncil.org

CENTER CITY COMMISSION: 575-0540, www.downtownmemphis.com

CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, MEMPHIS REGIONAL: 543-3500, www.memphischamber.com

CONVENTION & VISITORS BUREAU, MEMPHIS: 543-5300. www.memphistravel.com

COUNTY ARCHIVES, SHELBY COUNTY: 545-4356, www.memphislibrary.org/history/archiv1.htm

CORPS OF ENGINEERS: 785-6055, www.mvm.usace.army.mil

ELECTION COMMISSION: 545-2600, www.shelbyvote.com

FBI: 747-4300, www.memphis.fbi.gov

HEALTH & PEST CONTROL: 324-5547, www.gmapca.com

IRS: 800-829-3676, www.irs.gov

JURY COMMISSION, SHELBY COUNTY: 545-4065

LIBRARIES, MEMPHIS & SHELBY COUNTY: 415-2700, www.memphislibrary.lib.tn.us

PASSPORT OFFICE: 521-2559

POST OFFICE: 800-275-8777 (customer affairs)

VETERANS AFFAIRS: 523-8990, www1.va.gov/directory/guide/facility

VISITOR INFORMATION: 543-5333

VOTER REGISTRATION: 545-4136, www.shelbyvote.com

 

PETS/ANIMALS

ANIMAL PROTECTION ASSOCIATION: 324-3202, www.spaymemphis.com

FISH & WILDLIFE SERVICE: 327-7631, www.fws.gov/southeast/maps/tn.html

MEMPHIS ANIMAL SHELTER: 362-5310, www.petfinder.org/shelters/TN111.html

MEMPHIS HUMANE SOCIETY: 272-1753, www.memphishumane.org

TENNESSEE WILDLIFE RESOURCE AGENCY: 800-372-3928, www.state.tn.us/twra

WILDLIFE REHABILITATION (Exotic Animal Rescue League): 756-5556

 

PUBLIC SAFETY

MEMPHIS FIRE DEPARTMENT

FIRE PREVENTION PROGRAMS: 320-5650, www.uc.memphis.edu/fire_course_info.htm

MEMPHIS POLICE DEPARTMENT

INFORMATION: 545-2677, www.memphispolice.org

CRIME STOPPERS: 528-2274, www.crimestopmem.org

JAIL: 545-5660, 201 Poplar

SHELBY COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT

INFORMATION: 545-4537, www.shelby-sheriff.org

JAIL: 377-4500, Shelby County Correction Center

TENNESSEE HIGHWAY PATROL

DISTRICT HEADQUARTERS: 543-6526, www.tennessee.gov/safety/thp/districtfour.htm

 

PUBLIC SCHOOLS

MEMPHIS CITY SCHOOLS: 416-5300, www.memphis-schools.k12.tn.us

SHELBY COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION: 321 2500, www.scsk12.org/SCS/pages/brdtoc.html

For specific school information, see the education listings elsewhere in this City Guide.

 

TRANSPORTATION

AIRPORT AUTHORITY: 922-8000, Memphis International Airport. Call individual airlines for ticket and passenger information. www.memphisairport.org

COAST GUARD -- LOWER MISSISSIPPI RIVER: 544-3912, www.uscg.mil

DRIVER'S LICENSE: 543-7920 (various branches in Shelby County), www.tennessee.gov/safety/driverlicense/dllocation.htm

FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION: 291-3480, www.faa.gov

MEMPHIS AREA TRANSIT AUTHORITY (MATA): 722-7100, www.matatransit.com

MATA BUS SCHEDULES: 274-6282, www.matatransit.com

MOTOR VEHICLE INSPECTION: 528-2904

MOTOR VEHICLE REGISTRATION: 576-4244

TRAFFIC VIOLATIONS: 545-5400

 

UTILITIES

GARBAGE PICK-UP/SANITATION: 576-6508

MEMPHIS LIGHT, GAS & WATER: 820-7878 or 544-6549, www.mlgw.com

TELEPHONE SERVICE, BELLSOUTH, RESIDENTIAL: 888-757-6500

TELEPHONE REPAIR, BELLSOUTH, RESIDENTIAL: 877-737-2478 (toll-free)

TENNESSEE VALLEY AUTHORITY: 785-8408, www.tva.gov

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