West Virginia

  • NOTICE: Due to the increase in COVID cases in Jefferson County, the Town of Bolivar office will be open to the general public by appointment only. Please contact the Town of Bolivar office to set up an appointment or speak to a staff member. 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.​

  • Mask Mandate: A new statewide indoor face covering requirement has been instated from the Governor's Office. Beginning Nov 14, a face covering must be worn at ALL TIMES in all public indoor places. This does not apply to children under the age of 9, those who have trouble breathing or are unable to remove the mask without assistance; it also does not apply while you are ACTIVELY consuming food or drink in a restaurant. For more information, please see the Governor's Office website.

  • Restaurant Revitalization: The US Small Business Administration will be hosting a presentation about the Restaurant Revitalization Fund on Thursday, May 6, 2021 at 3:00pm. To Attend the meeting, please click this link. Meeting ID is 84410405983.

  • Election Forum: The NAACP will be hosting four Virtual Municipal Election Candidates Forums for our community, where residents can learn about how candidates for local offices plan to address the needs and concerns of our area. The forum dates are:
    - Ranson – April 26, 7:30-8:30pm
    - Bolivar –  April 27, 7:30-8:30pm
    -  Harpers Ferry – May 3, 7:30-8:30pm
    - Charles Town – May 4, 7:30-9:00pm
    Candidates who wish to participate in the forum should contact Rev. Ernest Lyles at pastorlyles@aol.com. Residents who wish to view the Forums can find live stream information on the Jefferson County WV NAACP FB page.

  • Town & Trail Alliance of Harpers Ferry & Bolivar Events:
    • May 8: C&O Canal cleanup across from Harpers Ferry on Saturday, May 8, 9am-12pm, in conjunction with C&O Canal Community Day.

  • Princess Bride Walking Challenge: The Bolivar-Harpers Ferry Library will be holding a Princess Bride Walking Challenge, from April 5-May 21. All ages are welcome to participate; all logs returned will be entered to win a prize! For more information, please click 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.  


  • 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.