Absentee Ballots are now available for the June 18, 2019 Municipal Election.  Please click here to view the sample ballots or review the proposed ordinances.  If you would like to vote absentee, please contact the Town Clerk's Office during regular business hours.

*Pursuant to Article 43 of June 16, 2018 Town Meeting regarding private roads and 23 M.R.S.A. Section 3106, please click here for an application.

*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)

Town of Acton Invitation to Bid Bituminous Materials - Sealed bids for paving roads in the Town of Acton with hot bituminous materials are now being requested.  Proposed pricing must be valid through December 31, 2019.

All paving bids received must include separate prices for:

Per ton laid

Hand work per ton

Curbing per ton

Reclaiming per square foot

Bids shall be submitted in sealed envelopes plainly marked "Bid for Paving" and shall be mailed or hand-delivered to:

Town of Acton, Town Administrator

35 H Road

Acton, Maine 04001

Bids will be received until 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 4, 2019 . The Town of Acton reserves the right to waive all informalities in bids, to accept any bid or any portion thereof, or the reject any or all bids should it be deemed in its best interest to do so.


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