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Engineering Division

***COVID-19 Notice***

All Citizens and Contractors are advised to submit permit requests via e-mail. The Division of Engineering will have limited capacity to process in-person or call-in permit requests in the interim due to limited staffing in our offices. Permit requests can be e-mailed to Engineering@memphistn.gov . Please be sure to attach PDF copies of any associated plans or documents with all permit requests. 

General inquiries can be e-mailed to Engineering@memphistn.gov, or by calling 901-636-6700.  In-person meetings will be by appointments only until further notice. Call 901-636-6700 for appointments.

Interim Land Development Plan Review Procedures During COVID 19

Plan reviews of private developments will be performed via email only using PDF files for each drawing to be reviewed. Paper submittals of reviews will not be accepted. All plans to be reviewed by the Land Development Dept will be emailed to Greg Patterson at GregoryL.Patterson@memphistn.gov. Greg can also address any questions you may have regarding your submittal and the review process. EFFECTIVE MARCH 29, 2021, fee payments for plan reviews, ASPRs, fiber optics permits, etc will only be accepted at Memphis City Hall, 125 N. Main Street, Division of Engineering, Room 644 for hand deliveries or mailed to the below address:

City of Memphis

Division of Engineering

125 N. Main Street, Room 644

Attn: Land Development

Memphis, TN 38103

If fee payments are made via hand delivery, they will be accepted at the above address Mondays through Fridays from 8:30am to 5:00pm. Checks will be made payable to the City of Memphis. Please contact Philip Inman at Philip.inman@memphistn.gov if you have any questions. These revised Land Development policies will remain in effect until further notice.

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.

Departments

CONTACTS

Bridge Inspector, Driveway Permits – Residential, Sidewalks(901) 636-2462
Fiber Optic Cable Permits(901) 636-6794
Maps and 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
Sewer Availability(901) 636-6971,
(901) 636-6700
Signs And Markings (901) 528-2938
Traffic Signal Maintenance (901) 528-2844

Manny Belen, P.E. – Director/City Engineer
125 N. Main Street – Room #644
Memphis, TN 38103

Office: 901-636-6700
Fax: 901-636-6960
Email: engineering@memphistn.gov