MEETING CANCELED - Auditor Meeting:

The question and answer period with the Town's Auditor scheduled for tomorrow evening, December 4 is being rescheduled.  If you were one of the 5 people who submitted a total of 30 questions, the Town Administrator has personally emailed you.

Due to the extensive nature of some of the questions, and the amount of them, she is asking for more time to prepare.  A new date will be posted soon.

Thank you.

*General Assistance is by appointment only. If you are in need of assistance please call the Town Administrator at 207-636-3131, ext 401 during regular office hours (General Assistance Hotline After Hours is 207-459-4256; this number should not be used for any other purpose and is for emergencies only)

The Town of Acton is currently looking for a resident to serve on the Planning Board, as alternate members.  Anyone interested should contact the Town Administrator.

The Town of Acton is currently looking for an independent contractor to clean the Acton Town Hall on a weekly basis. Cleaning will consist of light household chores, such as vacuuming, trash removal, window washing, mopping, and dusting. Additionally, there are 3 public bathrooms and a meeting hall area that will need to be cleaned. Cleaning must be done on Monday mornings or Thursdays afternoons. Interested parties should submit their weekly bid to the Town Administrator no later then Dec 13, 2019. The winning bidder must have Commercial liability insurance, workers comp insurance or proof of exemption from the State of Maine are required. The Board of Selectmen reserve the right to accept or reject all bids.

Town of Acton Job Opportunity - The Town of Acton is currently accepting resumes for a Deputy Town Clerk/Tax Collector and Deputy Treasurer. This position will require multitudes of cross-training and an impressive ability to multi-task. The ideal candidate will have strong Word, Excel, and PowerPoint skills. Candidates with municipal experience including TRIO, will be given first consideration. In addition, he or she will possess excellent communication and customer service skills. The position will be 25-28 hours to start and pay will commensurate with experience. The Town of Acton offers paid time off and Maine PERS contribution. A complete resume, with a cover letter, and 3 references must be delivered to the Town Administrator, no later than 4:00pm on Friday, December 13, 2019. Town of Acton, 35 H Road, Acton Maine 04001 or email to The Town of Acton is an EOE and reserves the right to reject any and all resumes.

Holiday Closures Notice: The Town Hall will be closing at 12:00noon on Tuesday, December 24, and will be closed Wednesday, December 25 and Thursday December 26.  The Transfer Station will be closed on Wednesday, December 25.  The Town Hall and Transfer Station will be closed on Wednesday, January 1st.

Useful Documents:

Municipal Directory

Comprehensive Plan

Request for Information Form

Acton Commercial Marijuana Committee Report 1 of 2

Acton Commercial Marijuana Committee Report 2 of 2

Useful Links:

Interactive Maps

Register Your Boat On-Line

Animal Welfare Society

On-Line Assessing

Acton / Shapleigh Historical Society

On-Line Dog Registrations

On-Line Car Registrations

Vanity Plate Availability Search

Renew Your Driver's License On-Line

Purchase Hunting/Fishing Licenses On-Line

Register Your ATV/Snowmobile On-Line

State of Maine Sex Offender Registry

York County Community Action

Acton Wakefield Watershed Alliance

Acton Shapleigh Youth Conservation Corp

Welcome to the Acton, Maine official website. Acton is a small town in Southern Maine situated along the New Hampshire border that offers many wonderful activities with it's miles of lakes and forests.

Acton is a town in York County, incorporated on March 6, 1830; it ceded land to Shapleigh in 1831. It was part of a much larger tract of land in purchased in 1661 by Francis Small from Chief Sunday of the Newichawannock Tribe.

Settled in 1776, the town's first mill, a grist mill, was built on the Salmon Falls River in 1779 by Joseph Parsons.

Prior to incorporation it was the western part of the plantation of Hubbardstown; in 1789 it became the eastern part of the town of Shapleigh. The town was named for Acton, England, now a part of greater London.

Silver was discovered in 1877, followed by a decade of mining and prospecting, after which the mines were abandoned.

Acton's western border is with New Hampshire and is defined by the Salmon Falls River. The town has substantial frontage on several lakes: Mousam, Wilson, Great East, and Square Pond.

The town lies northwest of Sanford on Route 109, which continues into New Hampshire.

County: York

School Dist/Dept: Acton School Department

Senate District: 34

House District: 20

Congressional District: 1

Population: 2145

Area: 41.8 sq miles

Pop. Density: 57/sq mile

Longitude: W 70:54:57

Latitude: N 43:32:01