Thank you for visiting the Town of Bolivar website. We hope that this site will bring our government to the people we serve, both near and far. We hope that in touring our site you can learn about us, what we do and the services we provide to our citizens.
252 Main St
Bolivar, NY 14715
Phone: (585) 928-1860
Fax: (585) 928-2045
Town Meetings are held on the third Tuesday of each month at the Town / Village Hall at 6:00 p.m. The Town Board welcomes the public to attend the board meetings. If you wish to address the board, please advise the board in advance so they can research the subject matter of your concern.
Town Board meeting minutes are now available online beginning with the minutes from the March 2011 Board meeting. Click here to view and download. Minutes from previous meetings are available at the Town Hall.
To be a municipal government that works collaboratively with citizens and other governments to plan for and respond to citizen needs and provide timely, efficient, effective, and customer friendly services.
Bolivar has a unique identity derived not only from its namesake, Simon Bolivar, but from the footprint left by the "oil boom". The discovery of oil in the 1880's hurtled the town from a population of a few hundred to thousands of people producing tens of thousands of barrels of oil each week. Engines could be heard day and night powering machines to pump the oil from the sands far below the surface. The engines now are rarely heard, but oil is still produced even though it's just a fraction of its once enormous volume.
Bolivar is a town in Allegany County, New York, USA.
Population:..... 2,189 at the 2010 census(source Wikipedia).
Elevation:....... 1,594 feet
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PLEASE TAKE NOTICE That a public hearing will be held by the Town Board of the
Town of Bolivar on the 17th day of December, 2013, at 6:00 p.m., at the Bolivar Town Hall,
regarding the extra charge for burials in the Bolivar Maple Lawn Cemetery that are done on any
Saturday, Sunday, or Holiday. Any resident of the Town of Bolivar is entitled to be heard at
such public hearing.
Homeowners must register to receive STAR Property tax exemptionAll New York homeowners receiving a Basic STAR Property tax exemption must register with the NYS Tax Department in order to receive the exemption in 2014. Visit the web site www.tax.ny.gov to register. The deadline is December 31, 2013.
New Courthouse is open
The Bolivar Town Justice Court will now be held in the new court room. The entrance is located on the Plum Street side of the building. Court is being held on Wednesdays at 7:00pm. To reach Justice Bentley you can call during court hours at 585-928-1023. All fine payments will now be taken directly by the Judge during court or by mailing a money order to 252 Main Street, Bolivar.
Transfer Station Tickets
The Town Clerk now is selling Allegany Co. Transfer Station Tickets for bags in the amounts of $10.00, $20.00, and $30.00. They are available during the Town Clerks office hours only on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday.
The Town Clerk is now issuing handicapped parking permits
The instructions on how to get one are on the FAQ page.
Link to tax assessment roll
To view the tax roll or for property comparisons at the Allegany County website click here, then click on the public access button to view the records.
Notice of Receipt of Tax Roll and Warrent
The Town Clerk has published the Receipt of the Tax Roll and Warrent. You can read the notice on the Legal Notices page.
The Village of Bolivar and the Town of Bolivar now have for your convenience opened 2 bins (1 for scrap metal and 1 for white goods) located inside the Village Barn lot next to the Village compost pile. Open Monday thru Friday during normal business hours. Please feel free to use this service with proceeds to be divided between the Village and Town.