Government Information - State and Local

State and Local Government Information

The Library has been a Tennessee State Depository Library since 1917. Attempts are made to acquire as many State public documents as possible. The Library also attempts to acquire all Memphis and Shelby County area local publications. Publications of other states and municipalities are collected at a minimum level.

City of Memphis, Tennessee
This site offers useful information on city development issues, government divisions and key personnel, the Mayor and the City Council. Links to other Memphis internet sites are also listed.


Proposed Metropolitan Government Documents 2010

Charter of the Memphis Shelby County Metropolitan Government

Memphis Shelby County Metropolitan Government Charter - Summary

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Shelby County, Tennessee
The offical government website of Shelby County, Tennessee.

Tennessee Government
This State of Tennessee web site provides information from all 22 state government departments plus the governor’s office.  Find contact information, a description of services, and important information published by the State to help you.

Tennessee General Assembly
Information about Tennessee state Senators and Representatives, including photographs of individual members and their E-Mail addresses, is available on this site. The legislative committees and their members and chairpersons are found here, as well as links to Legislative Staff Offices. There is also a link entitled "Legislative Information" which has a search engine which will allow a user to find bills and laws acted upon by the General Assembly. "Legislative Information" also provides links to the legislative sites of other states.

Tennessee State Courts
This site offers general information about the Supreme Court and other courts of Tennessee, as well as information on associated support agencies, commissions, and boards. Links to current and past Tennessee Courts of Appeal Opinions, Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals Opinions, and Worker’s Compensation Court Opinions are found here. Biographies of judges are also available here, as well as different judicial reports and newsletters dealing with the Tennessee judiciary system.

For the online versions of the Tennessee Code, Shelby County Code, Memphis Code of Ordinances, and Germantown Code please visit our Legal Information page.