The election for Mayor and six (6) Aldermen will be held Tuesday, November 7, 2017. 

Thunderbolt Community Improvement Association will Host a Council Forum

Thursday, October 19, 2017 at 7:00PM in Town Hall

Join them in meeting all the candidates to discuss initiatives and ask questions!   


Anna Maria Thomas

Beth Goette

Shawn Elmore


David Crenshaw

Edward Drohan, PhD

Michael Teeples

Al Henderson, Jr.

Dana Williams

Kimberly Chappell-Stevens

Sherry Elmore-Phillips

John Cheeks (Withdrawn)

The deadline for registering to vote in this election is October 10, 2017.
To obtain information on absentee voting, contact:
Chatham County Voter Registration Office
1117 Eisenhower Drive, Suite E
PO Box 13757
Savannah, GA 31416
Phone (912) 790-1520    Fax (912) 790-1519

Chatham County is hosting a Coastal Georgia Indication Coalition meeting: Make your voice heard! Join us for the upcoming Community Conversation October 16th from 6-7:30pm in Thunderbolt.





Stay up to date with Hurricane Information at Chatham Emergency Management Association's website:
Get local updates on the Town's Neighborhood Watch Social Media Site:

  • September's Council Meeting has been rescheduled to the October 11, 2017 Council Meeting 

Debris Clean Up 

Garbage and Yard Debris pickup will be starting Wednesday, September 12, 2017 at 6:00AM.  Please place trash carts only at the street at this time.  The cart placement ordinance will not be in effect during Hurricane Irma Clean Up. Those that have back door service, leave carts as usual. 

Thunderbolt Residents will be working hard to get the community cleaned up as they return, please be mindful of your neighbors and utilize the following information:

  • During debris clean up, please safely place yard debris on the Town right of ways
  • Do not cover meter boxes or place near mailbox
  • Do not place in the roadways
  • Do not mix white goods such as furniture or construction debris with yard debris
  • For small yard debris such as leaves and moss please place in yard waste bags for easy pick up or place in yard debris trash carts. (Call Town Hall 912.354.5533 for a Yard Debris Cart, leave message) 
  • Do not put yard debris in regular trash or recycling carts
  • For large tree removal please cut tree limbs and safely stack along the right of ways


Thunderbolt Library Closure
The Library Board of Trustees has voted to close the Thunderbolt Library at their Regional Board Meeting, September 26, 2017.  Mayor and Council will be working with residents and Thunderbolt Library Supporters on future use of the building. 

Click here for Library Board of Trustees 




Click image for 2017 Tax Digest and 5 Year History of Levy


See Planning and Zoning Page for 
River Drive District Information


Town Hall
(912) 354-5533

Municipal Court
(912) 629-4667

Police Department
(912) 354-3818

Police After Hours
(912) 652-6500
*Ask for Thunderbolt Officer

Chatham County
Animal Control

(912) 652-6575

Town Information Line
(912) 651-3855
Citizens can call our
Town Information Line
to get communication information, updates on projects, or scheduled water shut offs notices.

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