Newcomer's Guide

From emergency numbers to attractions, you'll find them here.

The Benjamin L. Hooks Library at 3030 Poplar Avenue. 415-2700


Emergencies: 911

Alcoholics Anonymous: 726-6750,

Better Business Bureau: 759-1300,

Child abuse hotline: 543-7120

Community services information: 211

Crime Stoppers: 525-5122,

Non-emergency police calls: 545-COPS (2677)

Poison emergency: 528-6048

Suicide intervention: 274-7477

Time and temperature: 526-5261

Car and Driver

Drivers' license testing stations: 543-7920 6340 Summer Avenue, 2714 Union Avenue, 3200 E. Shelby Drive, 5019 W. Union Road
You may renew your license at the County Clerk's office at 150 Washington Avenue, or online at

Pay traffic tickets: 545-5400,

Vehicle inspection stations: 528-2904 590 Washington Avenue, 855 North White Station, 1720 R.K.S. Commercial Cove
To view the current traffic at a station, see the Motor Vehicle Inspection Bureau webcams at:

Vehicle registration and renewal: 545-4244

County Clerk's office: 545-4252, 150 Washington Avenue

Home Sweet Home

Building permits and inspections: 576-6601,

Pay property taxes: 521-1829,

Property values: 379-7333,

Legal Ease

Birth and death certificates: Health Department, 544-7600

Marriage licenses: (You must apply in person, no less than 30 days before the ceremony) 150 Washington Avenue, 7930 Nelson Road (Millington Town Hall), 1075 Mullins Station Road

Passports: Main post office, 521-2559, 555 S. 3rd Street

Shelby County Register of Deeds: 379-7500, 160 N. Main Street,

Voter information: 545-4136,

Mass Transit

Airport: 922-8000,

Bus and trolley schedules: Memphis Area Transit Authority 722-7100,

Train travel: Amtrak, 526-0052,

Public Works

Downed power lines, gas leaks, burst water pipes: MLGW, 544-6549

Fire hydrant repairs: Memphis Fire Department, 320-5351

Recycling: 576-6851, extension 1

Sanitation: Solid Waste Management, 576-6722


Cable: Comcast 259-1400,; DirecTV 730-4462,

Memphis Light, Gas and Water: 820-7878,

Telephone/Internet: BellSouth (888) 757-6500,; Comcast 259-1400,


Childrens Museum of Memphis: 2525 Central Avenue, 458-2678,

Chucalissa Museum: 1987 Indian Village Drive, 785-3160,

Cotton Museum: 65 Union Avenue, 531-7826,

Fire Museum of Memphis: 118 Adams Avenue, 320-5650,

Graceland: 3734 Elvis Presley Boulevard, 332-3322,

Lichterman Nature Center: 5992 Quince Road, 767-7322

Memphis Botanic Garden: 750 Cherry Road, 576-4100,

Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum: 191 Beale Street, Suite 100, 205-2533,

Mud Island River Park: 125 North Front, 576-7241,

Memphis Zoo: 2000 Prentiss Place (Overton Park), 276-9453,

National Civil Rights Museum: 450 Mulberry Street, 521-9699,

Pink Palace Museum: 3050 Central Avenue, 320-6362,

Shelby Farms Park: 500 North Pine Lake Drive, 767-7275,

Stax Museum of American Soul Music: 926 East McLemore, 946-2535,

Sun Studio: 706 Union Avenue, 521-0664,

W.C. Handy House & Museum: 352 Beale Street, 527-3427,

Woodruff-Fontaine House Museum: 680 Adams Avenue, 526-1469,

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