**Important information on Utility Bills**

Utility bills for April (March usage) have been mailed out. Due to the staggered shifts of town staff you may see a past due amount on your bill. There was a delay between payments and billing this month and most likely your payment was received after the bills were posted. The town did not charge any penalties or late fees in anticipation of this situation. You can contact town hall to confirm your payment was received at 912-354-5533. If you do not get someone on the phone when you call please leave a message and we will return your call. Thank you and stay safe!



Click here for the Executive Order from the Governor of Georgia
 Click Here for the Governor Ordered Shelter in Place Facts Sheet


For additional information you can contact one of the following:


Office of the Governor, Brian Kemp Constituent Services   404*656*1776
Georgia Department of Economic Development 404*962*4000 or 800*255*0056 (for hearing impaired)
Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency   404*635*7000 or 800*879*4362



In a continued effort to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 Thunderbolt Town Hall will remain closed to the public until further notice. We will continue to monitor the situation and make the appropriate decisions on when to re-open. There will be not water cut-offs the month of March and no penalty will be applied April 1st for late payments. Water bill payments may be made online through this website using the last four digits of the account number and the last four digits of the phone number for the account. There is a drop box for payments in front of Town Hall to the right of the parking lot. Please DO NOT put cash in the drop box. Remember to write the account number or service address on your check or  money order.  The drop box will be checked multiple times daily.  For non emergency police assistance please call 912-652-6500. For emergencies please dial 911. Public Works matters can be addressed by calling 912-346-9639. Municipal Court has been cancelled for Thursday, March 26th.  Please contact the Clerk of Court at  912-629-4667 for additional information on rescheduled court dates. Staff will be on hand periodically throughout the week and will be available by phone. If you do not reach a staff member please leave a message and your phone call will be returned as soon as possible. Direct extensions to particular departments are located under the Contact Us tab of this website.  Please check back throughout the week for updates and continue to check the CDC website for important information.


For current information regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19) please visit the CDC website at 






All residents are invited to participate in the Census, a population count mandated by the US Constitution, which occurs every ten years. The goal is to count every resident once, only once, and in the right place. Let's make Chatham count!!


All responses to the Census are protected, by law, for 72 years. The information cannot be shared with any other agency or group, government or otherwise.


Federal Funding

Distribution of $675 billion of federal funds is determined by Census responses. Funding for roads, schools, public works, etc. depend on Census responses.



District lines can be redrawn based on Census response data. Reapportionment for the seats in the House of Representatives is also based on Census data.



The Census is hiring thousands of employees across the country for various jobs. US citizens 18 and older are encouraged to apply at www.2020census.gov.



This year's Census will be taken online, with phone and mail options for those requiring assistance.





Town Hall
2821 River Drive
Thunderbolt, GA 31404
(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

Chatham County
Emergency Managemen
(912) 201-4500

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.

Latest News!

  • Utility Billing Online Payments Available! Click Here 
  • New Sanitation Rates effective on March 2020 Billing
  • Check out the Conservation and Storm Water links under the Community tab for additional conservation information!