• 2019 Bolivar Town Election Results:
    • Mayor: Helen Dettmer
    • Recorder: P. Jean Reed
    • Town Council Members:
      • Sarah Gordon
      • Sandi Marra
      • Amanda McDaniel
      • Steve Paradis
      • Jerry Powell

  • Meeting: The Town of Bolivar will be holding a meeting on Monday June 10 at 6:30pm at the Bolivar Community Center to discuss the Canvas of the 2019 Bolivar Town Election. For an agenda, please click here.

  • Meeting: The Town of Bolivar will be holding a meeting on Wednesday, June 12 at 6:30pm in the Bolivar Community Center to discuss the Certification of the 2019 Bolivar Town Election. For an agenda, please click here.

  • Office Closure: The Town Office of Bolivar will be closed on Thursday June 20, 2019 in observance of West Virginia Day.

  • Music in the Park: The Town of Bolivar would like to announce the first event in the 2019 Music In The Parks Series! Our first concert will take place on Friday, June 14 from 6:30-8:30pm in the Bolivar Community Park and will feature Copycat. To download a flyer for this event, please click here.

  • ​​​​​Attention Bolivar Business Owners: Please be sure to submit proper documentation in order to obtain a Bolivar Business license. Licenses will not be issued without current application. More information and proper documentation can be found on our Working page. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.

  • Hotel Occupancy Tax: On November 2, 2018, the Corporation of Bolivar adopted a Hotel Occupancy Tax. This tax applies to all hotels in the municipality and is to be paid by the Hotel Operator each quarter. For a copy of the full Hotel Occupancy Tax Notice, click here. To download the Hotel Occupancy Tax Return Form, click here. For questions, contact Town Hall at 304-535-2476.

  • ​​Farmers Market: A note from the Market: 
    Sorry for the delay in posting this very important update message. It's well in to April now and all the local markets are opening. Unfortunately the Bolivar Market will not be opening this year on a regular basis, though we may however have special events with some of your favorite vendors! Last year was rough on our vendors and most are not able to return. We are looking for vendors for next year, so if you or someone you know are interested please contact us! We miss you all and wish to bring you a new and improved market next year! Meanwhile, all your favorite vendors still have Facebook pages that you can visit and make orders and Sondra has her wonderful restaurant just down the street from the park where the market was held. Please keep following so we can inform you of important updates!! Happy spring everyone.​

    Meanwhile, your favorite vendors are still around!
    Town & Country Nursery is at the Charles Town and Shepherdstown markets, and at their nursery
    Kelley Farm can be found all over Harpers Ferry and local events
    S84 by Denise has a website that can be found on her Facebook page
    Sookie's Cookies for Dogs can be found in local stores and through her Facebook page
    Femme and Flora - Adult Coloring Book will be doing local events as well as through Facebook and her website
    Joyful Suds does events in the Maryland area and can be contacted through Facebook and deliveries made through Sondra with Kelley Farm
    Handmades By Kristine does local events and has her Facebook page
    Thank you all for supporting us through this difficult time and we can't wait to see you next year! 

  • Monthly Meetings: Town Council meetings are the first Tuesday of every month at 7:30 PM. 
    Planning Commission meetings are the fourth Monday of every month at 7:00 PM. Both meetings take place in the Bolivar Community Center located at 60 Panama Street. Agendas for these meetings can be found on our Government Page

  • Community Center: If you would like to rent the Community Center for an event, please contact Laura Whittington at (304) 535-2476 or bolivarth@frontiernet.net. The Bolivar Community Park is free to use and does not require reservations.

  • ​​Facebook: The Town of Bolivar is now on Facebook! You will now be able to get news, alerts, and event information on your Facebook News Feed by joining our new 'Town of Bolivar WV' page. To visit the page, click here.

  • Sign up for Nixle Alerts: Jefferson County Homeland Security and Emergency Management now offers emergency alert notifications by text, email, Twitter, and Facebook through a product called Nixle. In order to sign up for these alerts go to https://local.nixle.com/register/ or text your zip code to 888777 and then text JCHSEM to the same number. There is no charge to sign up for Nixle services.

  • EPTA Token Transit: The Eastern Panhandle Transit Authority now accepts Token Transit, a mobile app that allows you to purchase bus fair for yourself or to send tickets to your friends & family. To download the app, click here.



Welcome to Bolivar, where history, community, and natural beauty combine. Bolivar is a town of 1,100 located in the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia, adjacent to the town of Harpers Ferry, and surrounded by the Harpers Ferry National Historic Park. The town of Bolivar is just one mile from the confluence of the Potomac and Shenandoah Rivers, off U.S. Route 340, an hour from Washington, DC and Baltimore, MD.




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