The Shelby County Environmental Court’s mission is to achieve compliance, and as a result create a safer, more livable environment for Memphis and Shelby County citizens. Community courts are extensions of Environmental Court, Division 14, throughout Shelby County. The City of Memphis Housing Code Enforcement brings cases before the Court, most of which involve easily correctable issues such as nuisance vehicles, high grass and weeds, and improper outdoor storage. Dealing with such issues in remote locations throughout the City allows the Court to address the more complicated environmental problems in the main location of Environmental Court, located at the Walter L. Bailey Criminal Justice Center, 201 Poplar Avenue, Memphis, Tennessee. The conveniently located community courts allow both concerned neighbors and defendants to attend these sessions without having to travel downtown to the main location, which results in justice at the neighborhood level.
Community courts meet throughout the city on Thursday afternoons at 1:30 p.m.
1st Thursday: Crosstown--1350 Concourse Avenue
2nd Thursday: Hickory Hill Community Center--3910 Ridgeway Road
3rd Thursday: Frayser Cunningham Community Center--3773 Old Allen Road