Many of the records listed in the property sales data do not have a corresponding image because that record series is not available online, is not held by the Shelby County Register's Office / Archives, or because it is confidential. The other reason a record listed in the property sales data may not have a corresponsing image is that the Instrument number is incorrect or incomplete. Below is a list of documents within the property sales data and where those documents may be found.

Chancery Court Taxpayer Letter / Death Notice / Marriage Certificate

There are three types of files from Chancery Court that commonly affect property ownership:

1) Suits to quiet title, 2) Tax Sales, and 3) Divorces. Contact the Chancery Court Clerk and Master's Office at:

Chancery Court Clerk and Master Office

140 Adams Avenue, Room 308
Memphis, TN 38103

Phone: 901-222-3909
Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 4:30pm
http://www.shelbycountytn.gov/222/Chancery-Court

The office will need a docket number in order to process your request.

These are letters/filings in the Shelby County Assessor's Office. The documents relate changes in ownership, such as the death of an owner, marriage of an owner, parcel consolidation requests, mapping changes, changes of address for the mailing of tax bills, or any other types of documents affecting property ownership, property assessment, or the payment of taxes.

Shelby County Assessor

1075 Mullins Station Road
Memphis, TN 38134

Phone: 901-222-7001
Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 4:30pm
https://www.assessor.shelby.tn.us/content.aspx
Circuit Court Unknown
Usually these will be divorces, though occasionally there are property condemnations. Contact the Circuit Court Clerk's Office at:

Circuit Court Clerk’s Office

140 Adams Avenue, Room 324
Memphis, TN 38103

Phone: 901-222-3800
Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 4:30pm
http://www.shelbycountytn.gov/223/Circuit-Court

The office will need a docket number in order to process your request.
Some data that predates computers was converted into digital data. Due to human error at the time that data was created, as well as computer errors in the conversion process, some properties will not have a correct book and page number, instrument number, instrument type, or will book and page number. In these cases, the Archives may be able to help.

Shelby County Register's Office / Archives

980A Nixon Dr. Memphis, TN 38134
Phone: 901-222-8175
Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 4:30pm
Probate Court Unrecorded
Probate Court instruments may either be an estate with a will or where the deceased died intestate. Contact the Probate Court and Clerk's Office at:

Probate Court and Clerk’s Office

140 Adams Avenue, Room 124
Memphis, TN 38103

Phone: 901-222-3750
Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 4:30pm http://www.shelbycountytn.gov/227/Probate-Court

The office will need a docket number in order to process your request.
Information listed as "unrecorded" may be referenced but not have a document number in the Register's Office. These references could be plats other than those recorded in the Register's Office, documents in court filings, plats or surveys in private hands, or references whose origin is dubious. In these cases, the Archives may be able to help.

Shelby County Register's Office / Archives

980A Nixon Dr. Memphis, TN 38134
Phone: 901-222-8175
Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 4:30pm