• Stay At Home Order: Governor Justice has issued a Stay At Home Order beginning at 8:00pm on Tuesday, March 24th. This is not a lockdown, only an order to remain at home unless you need or are providing essential services. For a detailed announcement from the DHHR, please click here.

  • ​Corona Virus Updates: 
    • Harpers Ferry Water Works & PSD Announcement (Flyer: Link)
    • Jefferson County Schools Updates & Lunch Schedules (Website: Link)
    • Jefferson County Coronavirus Response Hub (Website: Link)
    • World Health Organization Updates (Website: Link)
    • WV State of Emergency (declared March 16, 2020 - Website: Link)
    • WV Dept of Health and Human Resources Updates (Website: Link)
    • Jefferson County Health Dept updates (Website: Link)
    • CDC guidance for businesses (Website: Link)

  • Official Closures:
    • Closed to Public, Still Operating:
      • Town of Bolivar (304-535-2476)
      • Bolivar-Harpers Ferry Library (304-535-2301)
      • City of Charles Town (304-725-2311)
      • ​Jefferson County Offices (304-728-3240)
      • WVU Medicine Hospitals & Clinics: No Visitors, Limited Exceptions
    • Closed, Not Operating:
      • All WV Public Schools
      • Bolivar Childrens Park, closed to public
    • Limited Hours:
      • Dollar General: First Hour For Seniors Only, Closing One Hour Early
      • ​Walmart: Hours 7:00am-8:30pm; Opens at 6:00am for Seniors
      • ​Weis: Hours 7:00am-9:00pm
    • Event Cancellations:
      • Flip Flop Festival (Website: Link)
      • Old Opera House - Into The Woods (Canceled - Website: Link

  • Attention - Town Office: The Town of Bolivar office will be remain closed to the general public for the week of March 23rd-27th, 2020. The town staff will be checking emails and phone messages to ensure that the daily operations of the town continue. If you need to contact Town Hall, you can call 304-535-2476 or email bolivarth@frontiernet.net.

  • Attention - Bolivar Children's Park: Effective immediately, The Bolivar Children's Park will be closed until further notice. We our committed to the safety of our citizens during this pandemic. Thank you in advance for your patience and cooperation during this time.

  • Attention - Appalachian Trail: Yesterday evening, the Appalachian Trail Conservancy advised all hikers to postpone their hikes on the Appalachian Trail to avoid potentially spreading COVID-19. After multiple sections of the Trail experienced large crowds over the weekend, it is no longer a viable space to safely practice social distancing. You can read the full letter to the hiking community by clicking here.

  • Census 2020: Many of you will be receiving notices to complete the 2020 Census. As a small community, the national census is vital to receive funds for local services, such as the fire department and schools. Please make sure to complete the forms either by mail or online. Not sure of the best way to respond? Click here for more information.

  • Census Jobs: You can make a difference, help your community, and earn extra income for doing it! On March 7th, the US Census Bureau will begin their biggest hiring effort for the 2020 Census. Apply online now at 2020.census.gov/jobs​​​


  • 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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