Welcome to Bolivar

Established 1825

A towpath community

Home to Fort Laurens

Gateway to Tuscarawas County


Spring 2023
newsletter now available


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Bolivar Main Street

Main Street

Bolivar Main Street

B U L L E T I N:


The Village of Bolivar is seeking to fill the open positions of Village Administrator and Street Superintendent. 

The Village Administrator’s position is responsible for management of the Public Water System. Essential functions include but are not limited to supervision of the Street Superintendent, preparation and administration of the municipal budget, and ensuring compliance with all EPA mandates for the Village of Bolivar’s Public Water System.  This is a part time position, and the rate of pay is between $20-25 an hour. To review the entire job description please Click Here.

The Street Superintendent’s position is responsible for the general maintenance of all public roadways located within the Village of Bolivar.   Essential functions include but not limited to, repair of signs, street cleaning, managing pothole/crack filling repairs, cleaning and repair of catch basins, inspecting street light functions and snow and ice removal. In addition, the position is also responsible for the maintenance and repair of the Village Water system. This is a full-time position with a benefit package and a rate of pay between $20-25 an hour. To review the entire job description please Click Here.

Resumes will be accepted at the Village office located at 109 Canal St NE, Bolivar, OH 44612 or by email at treasurer@villageofbolivar.com. For any additional questions please contact the Village Office at (330) 874-3717

Village of Bolivar Survey Results

The 2022 results are in! Click below to view.

Bolivar Ohio


The Village of Bolivar’s future council meetings will be held in the community room at the Bolivar Council Chambers at 117 Canal Street until further notice.

  • Council meetings will take place the first Thursday of each month at 7:00 pm
  • Finance meetings will take place the first Thursday of each month at 6:00 pm
  • Zoning meetings will take place on the first Monday of each month at 5:30 pm
  • Streets and Alley meetings will take place on the third Thursday of each month at 5:30 pm

Click here for a complete list of meeting dates.

Contact the Village Fiscal Officer at treasurer@villageofbolivar.com or by calling 330-874-3717 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 12/23, 12/26, 12/30, and 1/2.

During normal working hours (weekdays from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.), please call 330-308-7173.

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)

Coronavirus Information

Facts, symptoms and guidelines regarding coronavirus can be found on our Covid-19 page.