New Residents

Welcome to Piperton!


We are happy that you have chosen the City of Piperton as your new home. It is our hope that this information will ensure that you are aware of the City services available to you and help create a smooth transition to your new home and community.

General Information

  • The City of Piperton was incorporated in 1974 and is home to 1,632 people according to the 2016 Special Census. We are located at the Southwestern most part of Fayette County, Tennessee, abutting Shelby County and Marshall County, MS.
  • Piperton's governing body consists of 4 commissioners and a mayor, all popularly elected and serving 4-year terms that are staggered with elections for 2 or 3 commissioners every 2 years. For more information regarding our Boards and Commissioners, please click here
  • The City Administration Office is located at 3725 Highway 196, Suite B in Piperton. The mailing address is PO Box 328, Collierville, TN 38027. Telephone number is 901-853-4830. Operating hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • The emergency telephone number for police, ambulance, and fire rescue is 911. 
  • For non-emergency police calls, you may call the Police Department directly at 901-861-8424. Hours of operation are 24/7. They also provide a service called Vacation Check, which means they will check the security of your home daily while you are away on vacation. The emergency phone number for alarm companies is 901-465-3456.
  • For non-emergency fire calls, you may call the Fire Department directly at 901-853-2195. Hours of operation are 24/7. Please be advised that NO OUTSIDE, OPEN BURNING IS ALLOWED in Piperton without a permit from the Fire Department.

Utilities


  • Water/Garbage: New residents must contact Christi Cannon at the City Administration office to set up new services. Please bring 2 forms of identification, close relative's name and address, and check or cash for payment of fees. Please click here for Garbage and Recycling information, including collection schedule.
  • Sewer: If your new home contains a Decentralized Sewer System, please thoroughly read your Homeowner’s Manual. If a system alarm sounds, please silence the alarm and call 901-853-4830 x1 during regular business hours. After business hours, please call 901-288-7661 or 901-832-2569.
  • Natural Gas: Piperton is serviced by Hardeman Fayette Utility District for natural gas. New residents must contact them directly at 901-877-6236 to set up new service.
  • Electric: Piperton is serviced by Chickasaw Electric for electricity. Service applications can be processed at the City Administrative Office, located at 3725 Highway 196, Suite B in Piperton. Please bring 2 forms of ID, copy of contract/settlement statement or lease, and payment. Payment is determined by Chickasaw Electric at time of application. Please contact Chickasaw Electric at 901-465-3591 regarding any questions.

Building and Codes

Code Enforcement

The City of Piperton has comprehensive ordinances governing the maintenance of private properties. These ordinances set minimum standards for the maintenance of residential and business properties to prevent unsafe and unsightly conditions. Properties that do not meet the minimum standards are considered to be in violation and a public nuisance.

Through voluntary compliance and a spirit of personal responsibility, the majority of any code violations are corrected. The success of this code enforcement program rests upon each property owner being a good neighbor by maintaining his/her private property.

For further information, or to report a violation, please call 901-853-4830 x4.

Home Improvements

As you settle into your new home, we are sure that you will have questions regarding what types of improvements you can and cannot make. Before you begin a project at your home, please call the Building Official at 901-853-4830 x4 to determine if you need a permit to make these improvements.

The permit process involves three main steps: application, plan review, and inspection. Building staff will work with you at each stage of the project to ensure the successful completion of your project. The permit process ensures projects are constructed safely. Plan reviews and field inspections allow Building to verify that each project meets the minimum requirements of the adopted building codes and City Ordinances.

Additional Information

Driver's Licenses

New residents or those returning to Tennessee and holding a driver license from another state must obtain a Tennessee driver license no later than thirty (30) days after establishing residency. Read more here.

Driver testing centers are not located in Piperton. You may visit the Driver License Service Center in Oakland at 106 Beau Tisdale Drive. Telephone number is 901-465-6576. They are open 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Motor Vehicle Registration

Vehicle registration is serviced by the Fayette County Clerk’s Office. There is a satellite office located at the Piperton City Hall, 3575 Highway 196 in Piperton. This office is only open on Thursdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Please bring current registration and proof of address.


Voter Registration

You can register to vote by completing this Voter Registration Application and returning it to the Fayette County Election Commission at 45 Dogwood Lane in Somerville. You may also mail it to PO Box 339, Somerville, TN 38068. For more Tennessee voter information, please visit http://www.sos.tn.gov/elections/voter-information.