Welcome to Bolivar

Established 1825

A towpath community

Home to Fort Laurens

Gateway to Tuscarawas County

Now Hiring


Now Hiring Summer Help!
Posted March 12, 2024

Bolivar Main Street

Main Street

Bolivar Main Street


Download Bolivar’s Resident Packet, Full of Information and Fun Facts!


The village of Bolivar is now hiring a Part-Time Street Laborer. Click here for details.

Bolivar Ohio


The Village of Bolivar’s future council meetings will be held at Bolivar Council Chambers at 117 Canal Street.

Click here for a complete list of meeting dates.

Contact the Village Fiscal Officer at treasurer@villageofbolivar.com or by calling 330-874-3717 ext. 2 if you have questions.


In the event of a counseling emergency, call the Crisis Center at 330-343-1811 or the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK. To access the TuscBDD on-call system, Dial 330-340-5882 (this is the cell phone number for the Service & Support Administrator (SSA) that is On-Call).

The on-call system should be used after normal working hours, and on holidays and weekends. TuscBDD offices will be closed on major holidays.

During normal working hours (weekdays from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.), please call Tuscarawas County Board of Developmental Disabilities at 330-308-7173, or visit them at https://www.tuscbdd.org.

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 flag

Closing 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.

Towpath trail

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!

Spring in Bolivar
Bolivar is now accepting cash payments in person only. Please do not drop off in box.


Bolivar is now accepting cash payments in person only. (not to be dropped off in box)

Village of Bolivar

109 Canal Street
PO Box 117
Bolivar, OH 44612