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  • Road ClosureHarpers Ferry Water Works will be repairing Jefferson Street and will be closed from W. Washington Street. Access may be made to Jefferson Street from Primrose Lane off of Union Street. Construction is scheduled to be completed this week with the cooperation of weather conditions. For questions, please contact the HFWW office at 304-535-2206.


  • Walking Tour: The Harpers Ferry-Bolivar Historic Town Foundation will be hosting a walking tour on Saturday, Sept 11 at 10am. This walking tour sheds light on the diverse African American community that was concentrated along Fillmore and Washington Streets and in the West Ridge neighborhood from the late 19th through the mid-20th centuries and includes two historic black churches. Presenters at tour stops will include current and former Harpers Ferry residents.

    The tour begins and ends at First Zion Baptist Church, 1030 West Ridge St, Harpers Ferry. A reception at the church building will follow the tour with light refreshments. Tour will be limited to 40 adults; masks are welcome but not required.

    Advanced registration is required.  Tickets are $15 and may be reserved online at  https://historicharpersferry.org/event/guidedheritagetour/ (Tickets for Storer College alumni and children under 15 are available for free).  Proceeds from ticket sales will support the restoration of the historic First Zion Baptist Church.

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  • Mountaineer Rental Assistance Program: Real help for West Virginia renters is here! The Mountaineer Rental Assistance Program is now open and accepting applications. If you are a renter who is struggling to pay rent or utilities because of financial hardship due to the Coronavirus, you may be eligible for assistance. To find out more, visit the website here.


  • Tree Replacement: The Town of Bolivar is excited to begin the first phase of our street beautification project which is being made possible by a grant awarded to Mayor Dettmer and the Town of Bolivar.  This project will be completed in many phases over the course of several years and will greatly add to the accessibility, walkability, and beauty of our beloved little town. 

    The removal of some of the Bradford Pears that line W. Washington Street is the intended first phase of the project.  The removal of some of these trees is due to their overgrowth and disturbance of sidewalks and power lines throughout town.  Over time, the intention of the project is to replace the Bradford Pears with native trees and other beautiful and accessibility friendly installations.  



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  • Burning Law: The City of Bolivar would like to remind everyone of the current Burning Laws in place in WV. The hours of allowed burning are 5:00pm-7:00am (March 1-May 31 & Oct 1- Dec 31). Maximum Fine is $1000 for violating this law. For more information, 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.​ 




  • 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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