• IMPORTANT NOTICE FOR WATER CUSTOMERS: The West Virginia Public Service Commission will host a public hearing at the Harpers Ferry Town Hall (1000 W Washington St) on Wednesday July 17, 2019 at 9:30 AM.
    NOTICE: The Town of Bolivar did not set the time or location for this meeting; it was set by the WV Public Service Commission. For questions or comments, please contact the WVPSC at 304-340-0300.
  • ATTENTION BOLIVAR RESIDENTS: Anyone that may be interested in making a comment or filing a complaint regarding the current water rates and/or the proposed rate increase by Harpers Ferry Water Works, please contact the WV Public Service Commission. Complaints and comments are being accepted at 1-800-642-8544 and can also be mailed to Public Service Commission of WV, 201 Brooks Street PO Box 812 Charleston, WV 25323. Please reference case# 19-0105-W-CN 

  • ​​Canal Town Partnership: The Town of Bolivar will be accepting letters of interest to fill a position to the Canal Town Partnership. The position is available immediately. Any persons interested may submit their letter to the Town of Bolivar, PO Box 37, Harpers Ferry, WV 25425 or email to bolivarth@frontiernet.net, Attn: Laura Whittington. The deadline of submission is August 5, 2019.

  • Public Hearing: The Town Council of Bolivar will be holding a public hearing on Thursday, July 18, 2019 @ 7:00 pm at the Bolivar Community Center to consider and enact the following ordinance additions, creations and amendments.
    • Article 131 of the Bolivar Codified Ordinances (as amended);
    • Article 133 of the Bolivar Codified Ordinances (as created);
    • Part 13 of the Bolivar Planning and Zoning Ordinance (as amended);
    • Part 17 of the Bolivar Planning and Zoning Ordinance (as amended);
  • These ordinance additions and amendments are consistent with the adopted Comprehensive Plan of the Town of Bolivar (2013).​​

  • Music in the Park: The next Music in the Park will take place on Friday, July 19th and will feature the Mike Gellar Jazz Trio. The event be located in the Bolivar Community Center and will start at 6:30pm. To download a flyer for this event, please click here.

  • Lets Play: Jefferson County Parks & Recreation will be hosting "Let's Play Mobile Recreation" at the Bolivar Children's Park on July 22, 2019 from 10:00am-12:00pm. Free admission, all ages welcome! 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.




West Virginia



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.