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Seasonal Information


  • Lawn and garden sprinkling and irrigation will be permitted April 1 through November 1 each year.
  • Lawn and gardening devices can be used 8:00 to 9:00 am and 7:00 to 9:00 pm.


  • Compost is picked up each Monday, weather permitting beginning late March/early April through the first week of October. Compost should be placed in open containers, not in bags. Please do not mix trash with compost.
  • Please do not over fill containers especially with wet grass clippings. Place container at the edge of the road. No limbs or shrubs – if you cut them up, take them to the Lawrence Township building compost site. Nothing over 4ft can be taken to that site. Remember this is a courtesy to our residents!


Leaf collection begins in Fall and continues daily until leaves have all fallen or we are forced to transition to snow removal.


  • Do not pile leaves near corners of lots/intersections
  • Position leaves around, near or between parked vehicles, fences, mailboxes, basketball hoops or trees


  • Position leaves onto or as close as possible to roads/streets
  • Refrain from raking sticks and garbage into your piles (breaks equipment)
  • Understand that if your leaves are placed onto gravel there is a good chance we will collect gravel as well as your leaves


Open Burning in the village is prohibited by ORD.#275. Warnings will be given and fines handed out. Please call village hall for any questions.


GARBAGE CANS: Ordinance O-103-2014 states you can not put out for pickup no earlier than 24 hours and must be removed from the curb by 8pm pickup day.

SIGNS: No signs are permitted between the sidewalk and the road (Village property) with exception of not-for-profit signs but those must be approved prior to being placed by Village Council.

WATER BILLING: No cash in the drop box outside the Village Hall building. If you would prefer bills to be emailed, just call the Village office 330-874-3717 ext. 2 to have your bill setup. Make sure you put the water account number or street address on payment when mailing or dropping in box. Keep your water payments separate from your income tax payments.

For Questions and Clarifications please call 330-874-3717 ext. 2

Tuscarawas County 2022 Hazard Mitigation Plan

Tuscarawas County 2022 Hazard Mitigation Plan

Click on the image to download or read the latest plan.

Village of Bolivar New Resident Packet

Download a copy of the 2024 New Resident Packet by clicking the image, or stop at the office for an already printed one.

Senior Citizen Assistance Programs

The federal food assistance program, SNAP, sometimes also called Food Stamps, is available to low-income households to encourage healthy food choices. There is a new guide aimed at educating senior citizens about the benefits of this great program

Please feel free to visit the Food Stamps for Seniors guide at:

Guide to Meals on Wheels, which is another great meal program for seniors:


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.

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

Village of Bolivar Survey Results

The 2022 results are in! Click below to view.

Read the latest newsletter

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Bolivar Strawberry Festival2024 Festival Events

Bolivar Main Street’s 18th Annual Strawberry Festival dates are June 6, 7 and 8, 2024.

Canal Street Cruise-In 2024 date will be in July. Held downtown, this event features antique and unique automobiles and motorcycles.

Christmas on the Canal will be held in November or early December, at the Christmas House. The event is filled with kid-friendly crafts, music, and the arrival of SANTA! This annual event kicks off the holidays in festive style!

You may now pay your Water/Trash Utility Online


Municipality code: BolivarOH612

Bill & Pay is a tool you can use to pay your utility bills online with a debit or credit card. You will be able to view past bills and any payments you have made. New users will need to register

Village of Bolivar Consumer Confidence Report

Is my water safe?

We are pleased to present the Annual Water Quality Report (Consumer Confidence Report) as required by the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA). This report is designed to provide details about where your water comes from, what it contains, and how it compares to standards set by regulatory agencies. This report is a snapshot of water quality.  We are committed to providing you with information because informed customers are our best allies. Click below for the full report in pdf form.

For Your Information:

Ordinance No. 1986-393  An ordinance providing for the control of overgrown grass, weeds, and other plantings. The ordinance sets a height limitation  of 12 inches and states the property owner is responsible to mow. You will be given a written notice and have 5 days to comply, after that the village will mow the grass and reasonable costs will apply with the home owner having 10 days to pay for the cost of mowing. If it is not paid then a lien will be placed on the homeowner’s property.  There is also a chance of the homeowner being charged with a minor misdemeanor of up to $100.

Trash Ordinance #0-103-2014  Cans cannot be out any earlier than 24 hrs before pickup and need to be removed by 8pm the night of pickup. A fine of $15 per occurrence.

Towpath Completion

Towpath Trail Ribbon Cutting Ceremony 2016

On October 15, 2016 a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony celebrating the completion of the Bolivar section of the Towpath Trail was held.  Speakers included Mayor Rebecca Hubble of the Village of Bolivar; Dan Rice, president and CEO of the Ohio & Erie Canalway Coalition; Dick Lebold; and Tuscarawas County Commissioner Kerry Metzger.

View photos of the event by clicking here.



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