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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.

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Town Building

Town/Village Hall
252 Main St
Bolivar, NY 14715

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

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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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PLEASE TAKE NOTICE: By a motion approved by the Town Board of the Town of Bolivar, The Town of Bolivar is authorizing the Sale of a 6,400 Sq. Ft. Storage building, located on Railroad St. in the Village of Bolivar, by public auction. The date of the auction is July 13th, 2016 at 5:00 pm. The auction will be conducted by Cash Realty & Auctions, LLC. For a brief description, please click on the following link:


To schedule a walk through prior to the auction or for additional questions, please contact Town of Bolivar Highway Superintendent Brad Schiralli at 585-808-2121 or Town of Bolivar Councilperson Bob Ingalls at 716-378-8678 or stop in the Town Hall building and see the Town Clerk for an information packet.
Amanda Gilliland
Bolivar Town Clerk
252 Main St.
Bolivar, NY 14715

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 , Amanda Gilliland, Town Clerk at 252 Main St., Bolivar, NY 14715, were it may be seen and examined by any person interested therein until Tuesday, June 7th , 2016, 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 6, 2016 from 8:00AM to 12:00PM
FRIDAY, MAY 13, 2016 from 8:00AM to 12:00PM
FRIDAY, MAY 20, 2016 from 8:00AM to 12:00PM
SATURDAY, MAY 23, 2016 from 4:00PM to 8:00PM

To hear and file any complaints in relation to said Assessment Roll.
Dated: May 1, 2016
Lou Anne Glass
252 Main St.
Bolivar, NY 14715

The notice in its entirety can be read by clicking here

Please Take Notice to the Following:
On the motion of Councilperson Ingalls, seconded by Councilperson Iantorno, the following resolution was ADOPTED
Aye – Gould, Aye – Iantorno, Aye – Ingalls, Absent – Evingham, Absent – Wittenburg, Nay – None. RESOLVED to approve the Sale of The Spang Building, the Warehouse located on Railroad Avenue, in the Village of Bolivar, map ID# 259.20-1-61, as the Town no longer has a need for it.
Amanda Gilliland
Bolivar Town Clerk

Link to tax assessment roll
To access the Online Assessment Roll System, click here

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 the Town Justice 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.