​​​​​​​​OFFICE HOURS:  TUESDAY & THURSDAY 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Sunshine Notice for 2022

Monday January 3, 2022 - Re-Organizational Meeting 6:30 PM followed by Regular Monthly Meeting

Tuesday January 11, 2022               Thursday February 3, 2022              Thursday March 3, 2022         Thursday April 7, 2022

Thursday May 5, 2022                        Thursday June 2, 2022            Thursday July 7, 2022

      Thursday August 4, 2022                     Thursday September 1, 2022   Thursday October 6, 2022

Thursday November 3, 2022                Thursday December 1, 2022

Sunshine Notice for Parks for 2022

Thursday January 20, 7 PM               Thursday March 17, 7 PM          Thursday May  19, 7 PM
Thursday July 21, 7 PM               Thursday September 15, 7 PM
Thursday November 17, 7 PM

Parks meeting are also located in the Borough Office 622 Washington Street
Volunteers are welcome.  If you can spare an hour or two you are very welcome to help us during one of our events.  All help is greatly appreciated.  


 Clark Baird - Mayor       Lewis McLaughlin   -   President            Keith St. Clair -  Vice President

 Ron Betts- Street  Commissioner                Gladine McMaster  - Assistant Street Commissioner 

    Sue Bartow - Council Person    Jeffrey Miller - Solicitor ​    Patricia Betts - Secretary / Treasurer   


 Cassandra Lester  - Tax Collector           724-340-2100        

Office Hours :  Mondays and Thursdays  12 Noon to 8 PM

To pay taxes in person -  822 McKinley Street Bolivar

By Mail:  Address to Cassandra Lester - Bolivar Borough Tax Collector - PO Box 52, Bolivar PA 15923

Note:   2% Discount price for Spring Taxes ends April 30th.   2 % Discount price for Fall Taxes ends September 30th

          Face Value Spring taxes ends June 30.          Face value Fall taxes ends November 30th

          10% Penalty on Spring Taxes starts July 1      10% Penalty on Fall Taxes starts December 1


Tax Rates for 2022 are as Follows:

Amusement Tax 5%  OR $10.00 PER MACHINE                   Ordinance # 1994-3

 Local Services Tax $ 52.00 per year    Ordinance # 2016-1

Per Capita Tax 1/2 %   OR $5.00 PER  PERSON 18 AND OLDER       Ordinance # 2018-2

 Real Property Tax  18 Mills         Ordinance # 2022 - 1

 Real Property Transfer Tax 1/2 %  Ordinance # 1985-1

Occupational Privledge Tax  1 % of earnings 


When purchasing a home in Bolivar the following Lien Clearance Letters are required before closing:  Please contact the listed Authority to find out the cost of a Clearance Letter:  All letters need to include the property Parcel # and physical Address and current owner name.

Bolivar Borough - Municipal Lien Clearance Letter    724-676-9950   Mailing address: PO Box C Bolivar PA 15923 $5.00 fee required - this includes research fee plus clearance letter.  Make check payable to Bolivar Borough. 

Cassandra Lester, Tax Collector - Real Estate Clearance Letter - 814-771-7504  Mailing Address: PO Box 52 Bolivar PA 15923  $10.00  fee required - this includes research fee plus clearance letter.  Ck made payable to: Cassandra Burtop, Tax Collector

Tri- Community Sewage Authority - Sewage Clearance Letter - 724-676-5631  Mailing Address PO Box 86 Bolivar PA 15923  $50.00 fee required- this includes dye test and letter.  Ck made payable to Tri-Community Sewage Authority

HighRidge Water Authority - Water Clearance Letter - 724-459-8033 Mailing Address 17 Maple Ave, Blairsville PA 15712  $15.00 fee required - this includes research and clearance letter.  Connection fees- are determined by HighRidge Water Authority ,  Mandatory must connect to public water.

Web Site:  www.//HighRidgeWater.org

Embrace Recovery from all types of Addiction and Abuse:     www.BolivarRCO@gmail.com  724-676-2111

Mesothelioma:  https://mesothelioma.net/ for health and safety issues 

History  of our Town 

Incorporated in 1863, the Westmoreland County Borough, partially surrounded by Fairfield on the Indiana County line, was then a flourishing community.  It consisted mostly of Eastern European and Scottish immigrants who came to work at the Pennsylvania Canal, located along the Conemaugh River.  Later, when the canal was closed, those same people got jobs in the several brickyards that gave Bolivar the name of "brick town."  Bolivar is said to have been one of the oldest centers for fire brick manufacturing in the United States, second only to Mt Savage in Maryland.  The area around Bolivar is rich in flint clays which is ideal for making fire brick.  It is interesting to note that within the first twenty or thirty years of brick making in Bolivar, the industry had gone from building bricks to fire bricks.  With the industrial rise of coke production and steel making, the demand for high quality fire bricks had started on an upward rise that would last for several decades.  The presence of unusually fine fire making clays in the area and the proximity to steel furnaces in Pittsburgh made Bolivar the center of this industry. 

The 2020 census reflected a population of 435.

Check out our Web site for additional information on our town. 

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622 Washington Street, P.O. Box C, Bolivar, PA  15923  ♦  Phone: 724-676-9950  ♦  Email: BoroTreas@comcast.net