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Welcome to Germantown!
We're glad you're here!
Before worrying with the details of everyday life, take a minute to learn about your new City by flipping through Germantown Life & Stories and get to know Germantown from the perspective of your new neighbors. When it's time to get down to the details, take a look at our City Services Guide. Still have questions? Call (901) 757-7200 or email

How can I get natural gas and electrical service? 
Get information from Memphis Light, Gas and Water or call (901) 544-6549.

How can I learn about water services?
Information is available here.

How can I learn about trash pick-up?
Information is available here.

Where can I learn about Germantown's code of ordinances?
The Germantown Code of Ordinances is available here.

Where can I learn about City and County property taxes?
Information is available here.

How do I register to vote?
Voter registration forms are available here and at Germantown Community Library.

Where can I obtain a Tennessee driver's license?
New Tennessee residents must obtain a license within 30 days of establishing residency. Additional information is available here.

Where do I go for vehicle registration?
New residents must get Tennessee tags within 30 days of establishing residency. Residents must visit the Shelby County Clerk's office with their out-of-state registration information, title or lien holder's complete mailing address, proof of their local address and fee. A vehicle inspection is not required for Germantown residents. Click here for a list of branch office locations, or call (901) 222-3000.

How can I enroll my child in public schools? 
All Germantown residents are zoned for the Germantown Municipal School District. These schools consist of Dogwood Elementary, Farmington Elementary, Riverdale Elementary, Houston Middle School and Houston High School. For information on the school assigned to your address, visit A list of all local school options is available here.

How can I pay my water bill online?
Your water bill can be paid online here.

How can I acquire a City of Germantown business license?
Information is available here.

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