Important Notices: 

The Board of Selectmen are now taking applications for Article 43 funds; please click here for the current application. 


The Board of Selectmen are currently accepting names of people who are interested in serving on the following Committees/Boards:

Planning Board

Recreation Committee

Board of Assessment Review 

Capital Improvement Committee

Please email or bring your statement into the Town Hall during regular business hours.

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 accepting sealed bids for a Replacement Tanker, please click here to view the specs.

Upcoming  Meetings & Zoom Links

Wednesday, August 5, 2020 Board of Selectmen 6pm (Zoom)

There will be no PB Meeting August 6, 2020; the next is tentatively set for August 20. 2020

Monday, August 10, 2020 Board of Selectmen 6pm - Executive Session Pursuant to 405 6 - A- 1 Personnel Matter. (Town Hall)

Monday, August 10, 2020 Road Committee (Location to be determined) 6pm  - CANCELLED

Wednesday, August 12, 2020 6:00pm (Zoom)

Monday, August 17, 2020 Board of Selectmen 6pm - Executive Session Pursuant to 405 6 - A- 1 Personnel Matter. (Town Hall)

Wednesday, August 19, 2020 6:00pm (Zoom)

Thursday, August 2, 2020 Planning Board (Zoom) Time to be determined) 

Monday, August 24, 2020 Board of Selectmen 6pm - Executive Session Pursuant to 405 6 - A- 1 Personnel Matter. (Town Hall)

Wednesday, August 26, 2020 6:00pm (Zoom)

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