Welcome to our Website

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

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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.

Find Us

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
Here is a Google Map


Monday: 9am-noon and 1-4pm
Tuesday: 9am-noon and 1-4pm
Wednesday: 9am-noon
Thursday: 9am-noon, 1-4pm and 5-8pm
Friday: 9am-noon and 1-4pm


The Moore Memorial Pool schedule is now available. Click here to view it.

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that pursuant to resolution of the Town Board of the Town of Bolivar, Allegany County, NY, is accepting sealed bids for two separate contracts, one for the grounds maintenance and second for the construction of concrete footers for headstones at the Maple Lawn Cemetery. Bid specifications can be picked up at the office of the Town Clerk, 252 Main St., Bolivar. Bids in sealed envelopes will be accepted until 6:00 pm, on February 21, 2017, at which time they will be publicly opened and read aloud.

The above will be awarded by the Town Board to the lowest responsible bidder. In cases where two or more responsible bidders submit identical bids as to price, the Town Board may award the contract to either of such bidders. The Town Board may reject all bids and readvertise for new bids in their discretion.

Amanda Gilliland, Town Clerk
252 Main St.
Bolivar, NY 14715
(585) 928-1860

TAKE NOTICE, that I, Amanda Gilliland, 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 2017 and the I will receive at the Bolivar Town Hall, 252 Main St., Bolivar, New York, during the months of January, February, and March. Days and hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday 9am-4pm and Wednesday 9am-12noon. Payment also may be made by mail at any time or by credit card at www.xpress-pay.com (fees apply).

FURTHER, TAKE NOTICE, that taxes may be paid on or before January 31st, 2017 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 5th day of April, 2017.

IN ADDITION, New York State Real Property Tax Law #987 mandates that all taxpayers be notified by letter of unpaid taxes in March 2017. 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: January 6, 2017
Amanda Gilliland
Town Clerk/Tax collector

Bolivar is now accepting credit card payments for the 2017 Town & County Taxes only.
Visit www.xpress-pay.com for more info. Fees apply.

The notice in its entirety can be read by clicking here

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

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.