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 The City of Memphis strives to provide excellent Customer service to homeowners.

Services & Utilities

Memphis Light, Gas and Water Since 1939, MLGW has met the utility needs of Memphis and Shelby County residents by delivering reliable and affordable electricity, natural gas and water service. To report and outage . To report a street light outage

Solid Waste Management includes weekly curbside solid waste and recycling pickup, yard waste composting, household hazardous waste disposal and recycling drop-off centers. Waste Collection Schedule

Alarm Systems

False Alarm Reduction Website To reduce false alarms, Memphis residents are now required to register their home security alarm systems.

Smoke Alarm Program:
You qualify for a free smoke alarm if you meet the following conditions. If you live in the City of Memphis and own the property in which you reside and you do not already have a working smoke alarm and are not financially able to purchase a smoke alarm.

Connect 2 Memphis -Register your home camera to help keep Memphis safe Connect Memphis

Home Repairs and Alterations

Develop 901 Citizen Portal Apply for planning & zoning approvals, engineering permits, construction permits, sign permits, licenses, fire permits, and to schedule construction inspections.

Sidewalks – City of Memphis

Linked here are resources that Memphis property owners can use to facilitate sidewalk repairs, better understand the current ordinances, or link to ongoing efforts to improve sidewalks throughout the city.


Building Inspection

Public Works Here, you can make a service request, report a code violation or find out about city streets, sanitary sewers, storm drains, bridges and flood control. Public Works handles Code Enforcement, Environmental Enforcement and Commercial Code Enforcement. 

Abandon homes, lots or vehicles, report a  Code Violation

Property Taxes

Online property tax payments for City of Memphis Pay Property Taxes
Online property taxes for Shelby County Payments | Shelby County Trustee, TN –
Taxpayer Assistance Programs

Housing Assistance

Housing and Community Development: Homeowners/renters assistance From down payments to weatherization tips, the Housing and Community Development Division helps Memphis residents and the communities they live in thrive. 

Memphis Housing Authority Memphis Housing Authority, TN : Housing Assistance for low-income families