Welcome to Bolivar!

B U L L E T I N:


The Village of Bolivar will hold its regularly scheduled council meetings via Remote Teleconference until further notice. Anyone interested in observing a meeting is asked to contact the Village Fiscal Officer at treasurer@villageofbolivar.com or by texting 330-663-3373 to obtain the access information.

Letter from the Mayor regarding coronavirus:

On March 13, 2020, the president declared a national state of emergency in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. It is important that during this crisis and its recovery that we assure effective responsive communication and that key measures are being taken to prevent the spread of the virus so as to minimize its impact on the community, our health care infrastructure and our economy.

In response to this emergency there will be limited access to village hall to only critical business. Residents are encouraged to use online options for water/trash payments along with the drop box outside our building or regular mail. You may call the Fiscal office or Tax Department and someone will return those calls as needed based upon urgency. Tax returns can also be mailed or placed in the outside drop box.

The Police Department asks that if an Emergency arises dial 911 and an officer will make personal contact with you immediately to address the emergency. For any Non-Emergency please call 330-874-2113 and your complaint will be addressed and handled over the phone. When it is safe to do so the officer will do a follow up in person and address any further issues if needed.

The Street Department will still be available for calls should Emergencies arise and you may call 330-795-8554. We ask that all respect the social distancing as laid out by the CDC and that only true Emergencies are handled by face-to-face meetings. Zoning questions and building permits will be handled via phone as is possible.

We are concerned about the impact to business, particularly small businesses. Many of our small business owners and their employees have no safety net so please call your favorite restaurant and ask for carry-out or a delivery. We are all in this together and with patience and understanding we can continue to meet the needs of our residents while providing a safe environment for all of our employees. There are no easy answers, but we will recover and emerge stronger because of relationships, partnerships and the kindness we’re showing now. We are also sharing some valuable information from the CDC for your information on our website.

My prayer is that you remain healthy and that God’s love shelters you under his wings of protection.
Mayor Rebecca Hubble

***Please note that the village will not be accepting cash for payments until further notice***

Visit our Covid-19 page for facts, symptoms and guidance information. Click Here.


Village of Bolivar Welcome Sign


Welcome to the Village of Bolivar!

Bolivar, Ohio is a not-so-sleepy village strategically placed at the northern tip of Tuscarawas County, and its slogan, “Gateway to Tuscarawas County” harkens back to canal era days.

Located along the mighty Tuscarawas River just off Interstate 77 at State Route 212 in Lawrence Twp., the village offers all the amenities of today within a small-town, historic setting.

Bolivar welcome flagClosing in on almost 1,000 residents, Bolivar’s current growth can be attributed to excellent schools in the Tusky Valley district, a rich history, plentiful shopping, housing choices ranging from urban to rural settings, and local business and citizen commitment.

An industrial parkway offers businesses an opportunity to locate midway between two county seats, with easy access to major transportation routes. Commerce generated by local businesses contributes to the vitality of the entire community, and local organizations offer support and advertising avenues.

Walk, bike or drive down Bolivar’s tree-lined streets to view an eclectic mix of grand front porches, historic churches, refurbished landmarks and even new construction homes. We appreciate our residents, whose pride is displayed in well-kept homes and yards.

Nature lovers will enjoy the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath, and history buffs are welcome to visit the only revolutionary war fort in Ohio – Fort Laurens. Be sure to include Canal Street as a stop during your visit, where a multitude of quaint old buildings have been refurbished –  featuring shops and agencies, a diner, bank, village services and more.

Visit our History Page!