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Town of Thunderbolt Town Administrator Position 
The Mayor and Council are currenlty seeking applicants for the position of Town Administrator. The job description and application can be found under the Employment link at the top of this page under the Our Goverment heading.


Planning and Zoning Board Vacancy

The Town of Thunderbolt Planning and Zoning Board currently has one vacant seat. Planning and Zoning Members are appointed by the Mayor and Council. Interested parties are encouraged to apply. Click here for an application and return to Clerk of Council, Deatre Denion ddenion@thunderboltga.org.

 Town of Thunderbolt Council 

The Town Council is made up of six Council Members and a Mayor. These are elected positions that carry four year terms. 2021 is an election year. In addition, occasionally, a seat is vacated before the end of a term. When a seat is vacated before the end of a term the remaining Council Members and Mayor may appoint a replacement within 15 days of the vacancy or hold a special election. A resident wishing to potentially fill a vacated seat or run for election would be required to meet certain criteria. The criteria are as follows:

  1 - At least 18 years old.

  2 - Reside in Thunderbolt for at least 1 year preceding the date of appointment or election qualifying.

  3 - Be duly qualified and registered to vote. 

Interested parties are encouraged to contact the Clerk of Council, Deatre Denion by phone or email for additional information.  The next election for Mayor and Council will be held in November of 2021.

912-354-5533 or ddenion@thunderboltga.org


Town of Thunderbolt Mayor and Council adopted a new Utility Rate Schedule in the November 2020 Council meeting. The new utility rates take effect on the February 2021 billing for the January 2021 usage. Please click here to view the new utility rates.




Thunderbolt Town Hall Hours

Beginning Monday, November 2nd, 2020 Town Hall will be open with a schedule of Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. or by appointment. Hours for Municipal Court and Town meetings will be expanded on those days to accomodate those schedules. Please be aware that when entering any town buildings a face covering is required at all times. The lobby will be limited to two visitors at a time. Please wait outside if the lobby is at capacity when you arrive. 

We encourage you to continue using the drop box, online payments through the Town website and the mail to make your monthly utility payments if you do not need to come in Town Hall. Please note that we have resumed normal billing, late fee, cut off and penalty procedures for Utility Billing. Municipal Court hours and monthly Council/Planning and Zoning meetings are the only exception to the lobby hours. Police (other than emergencies), Municipal Court (other than scheduled court dates), Building Permits and Business Licenses are all by appointment only until further notice. For non emergency police assistance please call 912-652-6500. For emergencies please call 911.

Outside of the hours 9:00 a.m to 3:00 p.m. staff will be on hand and may be reached by accesing the following:

Important Contact Information

(Please leave a message if no one answers and someone will return your call)


Start or Stop Water Service                                  kspaulding@thunderboltga.org

Utility Services                                                       912-354-5533





Monthly bills may be paid online through the Town website (www.thunderboltga.org) with a debit or credit card. Payments may be dropped off at Town Hall in the drop box provided (located in front of Town Hall to the right of the parking lot). Payments may also be sent by mail.

Trash Service Issue                                               912-964-2000

                                                                                Atlantic Waste

Business License                                                  912-629-4655



Permits                                                                    912-629-4655



Building Inspections                                             614-206-6182



Planning and Zoning                                            912-629-4655



Property Tax                                                           912-629-4652



Police (Non-Emergency)                                        912-652-6500


Police Reports                                                       912-629-4660



Municipal Court                                                     912-651-3852




Fire Department (Non-Emergency)                       912-354-3892


Public Works                                                          912-346-9639


Información de contacto importante

(Deje un mensaje si nadie responde y alguien le devolverá la llamada)

Iniciar o detener el servicio de agua                     kspaulding@thunderboltga.org

Servicios públicos                                                  912-354-5533





Las facturas mensuales se pueden pagar en línea a través del sitio web de la Ciudad (www.thunderboltga.org) con una tarjeta de débito o crédito. Los pagos se pueden dejar en el Ayuntamiento en el buzón provisto (ubicado frente al Ayuntamiento a la derecha del estacionamiento).

Servicio de basura número                                   912-964-2000

                                                                                 Residuos del Atlántico

Licencia comercial                                                 912-629-4655


Permisos                                                                 912-629-4655


Inspecciones de construcción                              614-206-6182


Planificación y zonificación                                   912-629-4655


Impuesto a la propiedad                                        912-629-4652 


Policía (no de emergencia)                                    912-652-6500

Informes policiales                                                 912-629-4660


Juzgado municipal                                                 912-651-3852



Departamento de bomberos (no de emergencia) 912-354-3892

Obras públicas                                                       912-346-9639

** Las fechas de corte de agosto de 2020 del 13 y 27 se han reprogramado. Comuníquese con el Tribunal Municipal para obtener más información.



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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!