On Thursday, Shelby County Assessor of Property Melvin Burgess announced a brand new Service Center at 157 Poplar Avenue. The service center is the first of several new service centers Burgess seeks to open across the county to allow more convenient access to citizens with questions about their property assessment.
Previously, asking those questions in person meant a trip to the main Assessor’s Office at 1075 Mullins Station near Cordova. Burgess hopes to open satellite offices like this one in Whitehaven, Germantown, Collierville, Frayser and other possible locales.
“One of the things we talked about during my campaign was accessibility,” Burgess said. “One of the ways we can be accessible is by having an office here that’s close to the constituents in the downtown area. Out where we are at Mullins Station, it can be difficult for some of our constituents and stakeholders to get to.”
The new Service Center is in The Jury Commission Building and below The County Trustee’s Office. Residents can now take care of all Property Tax and Property Assessment matters in one location.
The Assessor’s New Service Center is also near all bus lines which provide ease to those using Public Transportation.
“We will be moving back into the seat of government and affecting more lives,” said Chief Administrative Officer Javier Bailey in a statement. “Downtown Memphis is the center of all economic activity”, Bailey said.
Watch video of the announcement above.