Municipal Court


Due to the COVID-19 pandemic we have established the following guidelines for Municipal Court procedures beginning with the June 25th, 2020 Court.

*You are encouraged to wear a mask when entering the building and courtroom.

*Please maintain a minimum of 6 (six) feet distance from others at all times while in the building.

*Please sanitize your hands upon entering and exiting the building.

*Only the defendant is permitted to enter the building. No family members are allowed with the exception of defendants ages 17-21 who may have 1 (one) parent or guardian present.

*No children allowed.

*Please be patient. Only a limited number of people will be allowed in the building at one time.


The Municipal Court of Thunderbolt was established to provide justice for our community residents. Traffic, Misdemeanor/Felony Court is held on the second and fourth Thursday of the month at 4:00 p.m. Probation Status Checks are held the first Thursday of the month at 4:00 p.m. Drug Court is held on the second and fourth Thursday of every month at 4:00 p.m. The Honorable Willie T. Yancey is Chief Judge and the Honorable Thomas J. Mahoney is Associate Judge for the Municipal Court of Thunderbolt.

Probation services are provided by Professional Probation. This service is provided to offenders at the discretion of the Judges. All fines/fees are paid directly to Professional Probation who was contracted by the Town of Thunderbolt to provide oversight of probationers. All other fees and fines made for payment of all citations issued by the Thunderbolt Police Department are collected by the Court Clerk or designee.

The Municipal Court Clerk, Mrs. Yoshi Carrillo, manages the daily operations of the Court with oversight from the Chief of Police. The Court Clerk’s Office is located on the second floor of the Thunderbolt Municipal Complex, Rm. 205 and can be contacted at (912) 629-4667.

Chief Judge: Willie T. Yancey

Associate Judge: Thomas J. Mahoney, III

Clerk of the Court: Yoshi Carrillo


Starting January 1, 2023, Court Hours are 8 am - 4 pm.


Court Sessions

Download 2023 Court Calendar



First continuance is granted to both Defendant and State upon notification. All subsequent continuances must be based on a legal reason.

All continuances must be in writing and may be faxed seven business days prior to court date to Yoshi Carrillo, Clerk of the Court at 912-629-4667.



Unless you have a mandatory Court appearance, you may mail your money order or cashiers check made payable to “Thunderbolt Municipal Court” to 2821 River Dr., Thunderbolt, GA 31404. Please be sure to note your citation number in the memo field to help insure proper posting of your payment. If you would like a receipt mailed to you, please provide a self-addressed, stamped envelope.

Citations paid by mail or in person need to be received by 4:00 P.M. the day before your scheduled Court appearance. If your payment is not received by 4:00 P.M. the day before Court, you will be required to appear in Court as scheduled.
Pay your citation online by clicking this link: Pay Citation Now
Please contact the Clerk of the Court at 912-629-4667 for all payment information.


Failure to Appear

Any Defendant who fails to appear in Court, as scheduled, to answer any charge(s) will be held in Contempt of Court and may have a Bench Warrant issued for their arrest and/or their Driver’s License suspended.

Please contact the Clerk of the Court at 912-629-4667 for further assistance.