All Around Town

A newcomer's guide to Memphis.


Beale Street: Downtown, 526-0115,

Children’s Museum of Memphis: 2525 Central Ave., 458-2678,

Chucalissa Museum: 1987 Indian Village Dr., 785-3160,

Cooper-Young District: Midtown, 276-7222,

Cotton Museum at the Memphis Cotton Exchange: 65 Union Ave., 531-7826,

Davies Manor Plantation House: 9336 Davies Plantation, 386-0715,

Fire Museum of Memphis: 118 Adams Ave., 320-5650,

Gibson Beale Street Showcase: 145 Lt. George Lee Ave., 544-7998,

Golf & Games Family Park: 5484 Summer Ave., 386-2992,

Graceland: 3734 Elvis Presley Blvd., 800-238-2010,

Lichterman Nature Center: 5992 Quince Rd., 767-7322,

Memphis Botanic Garden: 750 Cherry, 576-4100,

Memphis Rock ’n’ Soul Museum: 191 Beale St., 205-2533,

Memphis Zoo: 2000 Prentiss Pl., 333-6500,

Mud Island River Park: 125 N. Front St., 800-507-6507,

Museum of Biblical History: 140 E. Mulberry, Collierville, 854-9578,

National Civil Rights Museum: 450 Mulberry St., 521-9699,

Pink Palace Museum & Sharpe Planetarium: 3050 Central Ave., 320-6320,

The Peabody: 149 Union Ave., 529-4000,

Shelby Farms Park: 767-7275 (PARK),

STAX Museum of American Soul Music: 926 E. McLemore, 946-2535,

Sun Studio: 706 Union Ave., 521-0664,

W.C. Handy House Museum: 352 Beale St., 522-1556

Woodruff-Fontaine House: 680 Adams Ave., 526-1469,


Birth & Death Certificate: Memphis & Shelby County Health Department, Vital Records Office, 814 Jefferson Ave., Rm. 101-103, 222-9013

Hunting & Fishing License: Tennessee Wildlife Division, 800-372-3928

Marriage License: Both parties must appear for issuance of the license. Proof of Social Security number is required. Downtown Office: 150 Washington Ave., Second Fl. East Branch Office: 1075 Mullins Station Rd., West Wing. Millington City Hall: 4836 Navy Rd. Cost: $97.50

Memphis Area Legal Services: 523-8822

Memphis Bar Association: 527-3573

Passport: Main Post Office, 555 S. Third St., 521-2575

Voter Information: Shelby County Election
Commission, 222-1200,

BUILDING Permits & Inspection: Shelby County Office of Planning & Development, 125 N. Main St., Ste. 468, Memphis City Hall, 576-7197. Register of Deeds, 1075 Mullins Station Rd., 379-7500,

Property Tax: City Treasury Office, 125 N. Main St., Rm. 375, 576-7200

Property Value: Assessor Office Locations,
Downtown: 160 N. Main St., Ste. 600,
East: 1075 Mullins Station Rd., 379-7333


Abused Women’s Crisis Hotline: 725-4277,

Alcoholics Anonymous: 726-6750,

Animal Services: 362-5310

Better Business Bureau: 759-1300,

Child Abuse Hotline: 877-237-0004

Community Services Information: 211

Crime Stoppers: 525-5122,

Fire Services: 527-1400

Greater Memphis Chamber: 543-3500

Humane Society of Memphis & Shelby County: 937-3900,

Memphis/Shelby County Public Library & 

Information Center: 415-2700,

Poison Emergency: 800-222-1222

Suicide & Crisis Hotline: 274-7477

Time & Temperature: 526-5261

Veterans Services: 222-2310


Memphis Convention and Visitors Bureau:  47 Union Ave., 543-5300,

Memphis & Shelby County Film/TV Commission: 50 Peabody Place, Suite 250, 527-8300,

City of Memphis/Tourism:

Memphis City Beautiful: 664 Adams Ave., 522-1135,

Memphis Area Association of Governments: 8289 Cordova Road, Suite 103, 729-2871,


Emergency: 911

Police Non-Emergency: 545-2677 (COPS)

Fire Non-Emergency: 458-8281

Shelby County Sheriff Non-Emergency: 379-7625

Shelby County Fire Non-Emergency: 379-7070


Bus & Trolley: Memphis Area Transit Authority, 722-7100,

Memphis International Airport: 922-8000,

Train Station: Central Station, 545 S. Main St.,


Residential Telephone: Bellsouth, 385-4966,

Cable: Comcast, 259-2225,

City Beautiful Commission: 664 Adams Ave., 522-1135

Memphis Light, Gas, & Water Division: 245 S. Main St., 544-6549 (MLGW),

Public Works Division/Solid Waste Management: 125 N. Main St., 576-6730


Driver License Service Centers: 6340 Summer Ave., 543-7920; 3040 Walnut Grove Rd., 452-7148; 5019 West Union Rd. (Millington), 872-0800

Registration & Renewal: County Clerk’s Office, 150 Washington Ave., 545-4244,

Traffic Fines: City Court Clerk’s Office, Traffic Violations Bureau, 201 Poplar LL-80, 636-3400,

Vehicle Inspection Stations: 590 Washington Ave., 528-2904; 855 N. White Station Rd.; 1720 RKS Commercial Cove (Lamar); 2355 Appling City Cove, 636-2947

To view current traffic at a station, see Motor Vehicle Inspection Bureau webcams at:   

Reader Comments:
May 29, 2013 10:42 am
 Posted by  BJ

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