Town of Thunderbolt – Permits & Guidelines

To film in the Town of Thunderbolt, you will need to submit an Film Production Application

Please contact Frank Neal for questions about filming in Thunderbolt.

Frank Neal
Town Administrator
Main Office: (912) 629-4650
2821 River Drive – Thunderbolt, GA 31404


Thunderbolt Film Production Application

Application shall be completed and submitted in its entirety at least five (5) business days prior to beginning of activity for consideration by the Town Administrator.

Productions taking place for six (6) or more days or productions that require activity which includes more than two (2) street closures, traffic control, limit access to the sidewalks and / or access on the water shall complete and submit the application at least thirty (30) days prior to a regularly scheduled Town Council meeting. Monthly Town Council meetings are held on the second Wednesday of each month.


Please upload all notification letters using THIS FORM.  For an example of a notification letter, please click HERE.


Still Photography /Documentary (no city services) – $100
Commercial – $250
Corporate Video – $250
Music Video – $275
Television Show – $350
Feature Film – $500
Productions with activity beyond one day are to pay $50 per day above the base fee.