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Quick Contacts



Bridge Inspector, Driveway Permits – Residential, Sidewalks (901) 636-2462
Fiber Optic Cable Permits (901) 636-6794
Maps and Property Records  (901) 636-6694
Private Development Plans Review Status (901) 636-7132
Road/Alley/Lane Closures, Banners, Driveway Permits – Commercial (901) 636-6710
Road Construction Inspections (901) 636-2462
Sanitary Sewer Availability (901) 636-6971,
(901) 636-6700
Signs And Markings  (901) 528-2938
Traffic Signal Maintenance  (901) 528-2844



125 N. Main Street – Room #644 Memphis, TN 38103


The City Engineer’s Office employs approximately 120 engineers, technicians, and clerical employees. This division is responsible for design, and inspection during construction of streets, bridges, storm drains, sanitary sewers, traffic control devices and City facilities. This division also provides installation and maintenance of signs and markings along streets and maintenance of traffic signals for the City and Shelby County municipalities. In addition, the City Engineer’s Office coordinates major construction projects with the Tennessee Department of Transportation and provides review and approval of developer designed public improvements.


Roadway and Drainage Design

125 N. Main Street, Room 677
(901) 636-6700
M-F 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

The Roadway and Drainage Design service centers are responsible for providing timely and quality engineering services in the design of Capital Improvement Program (CIP) projects for roadway, drainage, and bridge construction, as well as the review of private developments to protect the safety of the public.

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Traffic Engineering Office

125 N. Main Street, Room 668
(901) 636-6710
M-F 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

The Traffic Engineering service center provides design, operation, and maintenance supervision services for all permanent and temporary traffic control devices within the public rights-of-way ensuring that these devices are utilized in accordance with the appropriate city, state, and federal laws and standards. This service center is also responsible for the City’s Parking Meter System, the City’s Intelligent Transportation System, and the City’s Bicycle and Pedestrian Program.

Land Development Office

125 N. Main Street, Room 644
M-F 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

The Land Development service center reviews the designs of private developments, ensuring their proper integration into the City’s infrastructure and to protect the safety of the public.

All Citizens and Contractors are advised to submit permit requests via e-mail. Permit requests can be e-mailed to [email protected] . Please be sure to attach PDF copies of any associated plans or documents with all permit requests.

General inquiries can be e-mailed to [email protected], or by calling 901-636-6700. In-person meetings will be by appointments only until further notice. Call 901-636-6700 for appointments.

Survey Service Center

2562 Avery Ave.
M-F 7:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

The Survey service center is responsible for performing all internal land surveying needs for the City of Memphis. The Survey service center collects, analyzes, and processes field data primarily as a function of the Engineering Division. The Survey service center provides high quality data for infrastructure improvements to include drainage, sewer, road, and other facilities; ultimately serving in the public’s best interest. The Survey service center established and maintains a Benchmark network to provide a consistent and accurate control baseline for local engineers and surveyors plan development. A list of current benchmarks is linked below.

Sewer Design

125 N. Main Street, Room 639
(901) 636-6700
M-F 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

The Sanitary Sewer Design service center provides quality and timely sewer design services. plan review, capacity analysis, and maintains accurate sewer plan records so that sanitary sewer service can be provided to new developments.

Signs & Markings

435 N. Manassas Street
M-F 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

The Signs and Markings service center improves safety and quality of life within the City of Memphis by installing and maintaining proper signage and pavement markings for both vehicular traffic and pedestrians.

To report an issue with missing/incorrect signage or issues with pavement markings, contact 311 or 901-528-2937.

Building Design and Construction

125 N. Main Street, Room 554
M-F 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

The Building Design and Construction service center provides quality engineering and architectural services in support of building projects of all City divisions so that facilities are provided for public use in a timely and cost effective manner.

Prevailing Wage Office

125 North Main, Room 554
Memphis, TN 38103
(901) 636-6311

The Davis-Bacon and Related Acts require all contractors and subcontractors performing work on federally-funded construction projects in excess of $2,000 to pay their laborers and mechanics not less than the prevailing wage rate (as determined by the U.S. Department of Labor) for corresponding classes of laborers and mechanics employed on similar projects in the area.

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Mapping & Central Property Records

125 N. Main Street, Room 577
(901) 636-6694
M-F 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

The Mapping and Central Property Records service center maintains the official infrastructure records of the City of Memphis regarding mapping and all properties acquired for public right-of-way in order to serve the citizens and respond to requests for information about City-owned property.

Note: for records held by the Memphis Police Department, please call (901) 636-3650

Traffic Signal Maintenance

980 S. Third St.
M-F 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

The Traffic Signal Maintenance service center is responsible for the safety of pedestrians, motorists, and goods movement by maintaining existing traffic signals and installing new signals at intersections throughout the City of Memphis.

To report issues with a traffic signal within the City of Memphis such as a light bulb out or malfunctioning traffic signal, call (901) 528-2844 or call 311. To report a dangerous situation, such as downed lines/signal poles, call 911 before signal maintenance.

Construction Inspections

2599 Avery Avenue
M-F 7 a.m.-4 p.m.

The Construction Inspection service center protects the public interest and City’s investment in all public improvements through the inspection of all construction activities within public rights-of-way and easements.

Call 311 for a service request

Call 211 for community services


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