City Claims

City Prosecutors

City Alarms Office

125 N. Main St. Room 336 Memphis, TN 38103


The Law Division, or City Attorney’s office, for the City of Memphis is headed by the Chief Legal Officer, Tannera Gibson, and is assisted by deputy and assistant city attorneys and other staff. 

The Law Division serves a number of vital functions for City government. Staff attorneys work in two basic areas: contracts and litigation. City attorneys working on contracts provide counsel, oversight, and review of the thousands of contracts annually. City attorneys working in the litigation area are responsible for defending lawsuits filed against the City, prosecuting violations of city ordinances, and prosecuting blight and nuisance claims. The attorneys provide legal assistance to all Divisions of government to facilitate operational needs and good government.

The Law Division also provides services through its Claims, Permits, Metro Alarms, Ethics, and Risk Management departments. It also manages public records requests.



City of Memphis Chief Ethics Officer
[email protected]

Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library
3030 Poplar Avenue, L-38
Memphis, TN 38111
(901) 415-2788

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Risk Management

Donnelley J. Hill Public Safety Building
170 North Main Street, 5th Floor
Memphis, TN 38103

The mission of the Risk Management Department is to minimize the total cost of risk to the City of Memphis through sound risk management guidance to all operating divisions. The department offers assistance through Loss Control, Safety, Effective Communication and Training in addition to implementing new procedures to minimize the potential loss. The Risk Management department will continue to provide and obtain appropriate coverage in an effort to ensure the City of Memphis is adequately protected.

Hours Monday – Friday
8:30 A.M. – 5:00 P.M.
Phone (901) 636-6616
Fax (901) 636-6524


Permits Office

Yolanda Fullilove
Permits License Administrator
[email protected]

The Permit Office bills, collects and issues city permits for beer, dance, massage, taxi, carriage, limousine, wrecker, and retail liquor by the drink as mandated by various ordinances in the most efficient and effective manner. It also serves as the administrative office of the Alcohol Commission.

2714 Union Ave Ext. Suite 100
Memphis, TN 38112
(901) 636.6735

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The Law Division and the Office of Communications have joint oversight on public records requests. Use this portal to submit requests.

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Call 211 for community services


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