Newcomer's Guide

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




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

Help!

Emergencies: 911

Alcoholics Anonymous: 726-6750, memphis-aa.org

Better Business Bureau: 759-1300, midsouth.bbb.org

Child abuse hotline: 543-7120

Community services information: 211

Crime Stoppers: 525-5122, crimestopmem.org

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 tennesseeanytime.org.

Pay traffic tickets: 545-5400, epayments.cityofmemphis.org/traffic/

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: cityofmemphis.org/mvib/webcam.htm

Vehicle registration and renewal: 545-4244

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

Home Sweet Home

Building permits and inspections: 576-6601, dpdgov.com

Pay property taxes: 521-1829, shelbycountytrustee.com

Property values: 379-7333, assessor.shelby.tn.us

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, register.shelby.tn.us

Voter information: 545-4136, shelbyvote.com

Mass Transit

Airport: 922-8000, memphisairport.org

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

Train travel: Amtrak, 526-0052, amtrak.com

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

Utilities

Cable: Comcast 259-1400, comcast.com; DirecTV 730-4462, directv.com

Memphis Light, Gas and Water: 820-7878, mlgw.com

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

Attractions

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

Chucalissa Museum: 1987 Indian Village Drive, 785-3160, chucalissa.memphis.edu

Cotton Museum: 65 Union Avenue, 531-7826, memphiscottonmuseum.org

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

Graceland: 3734 Elvis Presley Boulevard, 332-3322, elvis.com

Lichterman Nature Center: 5992 Quince Road, 767-7322

Memphis Botanic Garden: 750 Cherry Road, 576-4100, memphisbotanicgarden.com

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

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

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

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

Pink Palace Museum: 3050 Central Avenue, 320-6362, memphismuseums.org

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

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

Sun Studio: 706 Union Avenue, 521-0664, sunstudio.com

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

Woodruff-Fontaine House Museum: 680 Adams Avenue, 526-1469, woodruff-fontaine.com

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