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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.

Quick Contact Information
Town Building

Town/Village Hall
252 Main St
Bolivar, NY 14715

phone Phone: (585) 928-1860
fax Fax: (585) 928-2045

Town Board Meetings

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.

Vision Statement

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.

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Bolivar is a town in Allegany County, New York, USA.
Population:..... 2,189 at the 2010 census(source Wikipedia).
Latititude:......  42.066N
Longitude:....... -78.168W
Elevation:....... 1,594 feet
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NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that the Assessor of the Town of Bolivar, County of Allegany, has completed the tentative assessment roll for the current year; that a copy thereof has been left with , Debra Wight, Town Clerk at 252 Main St., Bolivar, NY 14715, were it may be seen and examined by any person interested therein until Tuesday, June 3rd , 2014, and that on such day the Board of Assessment Review of said town will meet at the Bolivar Town Hall in said town, between the hours of 4:00PM and 8:00PM, to hear and examine all complaints, in relation to such assessments, on the application of any person believing himself aggrieved thereby.
NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN, that prior to the aforementioned date, the said assessor will be in attendance with said Assessment Roll at the Bolivar Town Hall in said town, on the four following days and times:
Friday, May 2, 2014 from 8:00AM to 12:00PM
Friday, May 9, 2014 from 8:00AM to 21:00PM
Saturday, May 10, 2014 from 8:00AM to 12:00PM
Saturday, May 16, 2014 from 4:00PM to 8:00PM
To hear and file any complaints in relation to said Assessment Roll.

Dated: May 1, 2014
Lou Anne Glass
252 Main St.
Bolivar, NY 14715

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.


TAKE NOTICE, that I, Debra Wight, the undersigned Collector of Taxes of the Town of Bolivar, County of Allegany, New York, have duly received the tax roll and warrant for the collection of Town and County Taxes for 2014 and that I will receive at the Bolivar Town Hall, 252 Main Street Bolivar, New York, during the months of January, February, and March. Days and hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, 8am-6pm. Payment also may be made by mail at any time.

FURTHER, TAKE NOTICE, that taxes may be paid on or before January 31, 2013 without charge of interest. On all taxes collected after such date there shall be added interest of one percent for each month until the return of the unpaid taxes are made to the Allegany County Treasurer on the 2nd day of April, 2014.

IN ADDITION, New York State Real Property Tax Law #987 mandates that all taxpayers be notified by letter of unpaid taxes on or after the 31st day after the interest free period. The expense of mailing this notice has been set at $2.00 per tax bill and will be added to the March amount due.

Dated: December 30, 2013
Debra Wight
Town Clerk/Tax Collector

Fishing Licenses
The DEC has finished changing to their new e-licensing system and with the opening of trout season right around the corner the Town Clerk is available to issue licenses Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday.

Please excuse our dust at the Town Hall. We are in the middle of an office remodel, thank you for your patience.

New Courthouse is open

Town Building
Town Building

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.

Recycle bins
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.