• Region 9: We are seeking your feedback for the Region 9 Small Business Survey. Please take 10-minutes to complete the online Survey and provide important information on economic development resources for small businesses.

    The Eastern Panhandle Regional Planning and Development Council (Region 9) is developing a Small Business Economic Resource Playbook that will provide information on grant, tax credit, training, loan, and technical assistance programs. Your input will inform the development of a resource that will help businesses strengthen and grow their organizations, while benefiting the regional economy and quality of life.

    The Small Business Survey will be open from Monday, January 10th to Monday, January 31st, 2022. Visit https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Region9SmallBusiness to share your thoughts and provide your feedback! Your participation is critical to ensure that the final Economic Resource Playbook is informed by local input and reflects the community’s needs.

  • Free Covid Testing: Free Drive-up Testing through WV Labs in Jefferson County during the month of January 2022 will be offered at the following times and locations:

    -Monday-Friday 10am- 6pm and Saturdays 2pm-6pm at the Hollywood Casino in the small parking lot across from the entrance to the West Parking Garage (lunch breaks from 1:00-1:30 pm)

    -Tuesdays & Thursdays 12pm-4pm, Fridays 10am-5pm (lunch breaks from 1:00-1:30) and Saturday 10am-1pm in the Shepherd University Wellness Center Parking Lot
    In order to get your results faster, please leave a cell phone number or email on the form you fill out with your test. If you have any questions, or someone is not on site at the above locations and times please call WV Labs at 304-400-6028. 

    Test results are generally reported within 48 hours, however, increased testing demands may increase the result times. If you have not received your test results after 72 hours and are unable to reach WV Labs at the above number you can contact our office at 304-728-8416 or by filling out the contact us form at our website here https://www.jchdwv.org/about/contact/ or sending an email to info@jchdwv.org

  • Flu Shots: Flu Shots are now available at the Jefferson County Health Department. Please call 304-728-8416 to schedule an appointment now.

  • JCDA Position: The Town of Bolivar will be accepting letters of interest for a member of the Bolivar community to serve as a representative on the Jefferson County Development Authority. The focus of the JCDA is to make West Virginia one the best states for business by attracting manufacturing, government, tourism, agriculture businesses & retaining and expanding the existing businesses within Jefferson County. The JCDA meets the third Tuesday of each month at 3pm at the Public Services Bldg. @ 1948 Wiltshire Rd, Kearneysville, WV. Pls. email your letters of interest to bolivarth@frontiernet.net or mail to PO Box 37 Harpers Ferry, WV 25425. 


  • 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.  


  • 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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