Important Notices:

The Recreational Committee Meeting scheduled for this evening, Monday Oct 18 has been canceled. 

The Transfer Station and Board of Selectmen appreciate your continued patience while the pad at the lower portion of the Hopper is replaced.   We expect these minor delays to continue through next Monday thank properties owners in advance. 

The Town of Acton is currently accepting applications for a Transfer Station Superintendent and Maintenance Person. This combined position will cover all responsibilities at the Transfer Station and miscellaneous Handyman services, such as cleaning, minor construction/building work, and general building maintenance as needed. The chosen candidate will have a minimum of 3 years of supervisory experience, strong people skills, the ability to multi-task and work well independently. The Town of Acton's Transfer Station has a budget of approximately $300,000, the Superintendent will be responsible for the creation and managing of this budget with Selectmen oversight, therefore attention to detail is a must. This will be a salary position of 35 hours per week with an yearly pay range between $36,000-$40,000 depending on experience. The Town of Acton currently offers health insurance, earned paid time off, paid holidays and a longevity bonus. Interested candidates should send their resumes to the Town of Acton, Attn: Town Administrator, 35 H Road Acton Maine 04001. Position shall remain open until filled. The Town of Acton is an EOE and reserves the right to reject any and all applications.

Absentee Ballots are now available in the Town Clerk’s office.  Ballots will continue to be available through the end of business on Thursday, October 28th, 2021.  After that date, only voters who meet “Special Circumstances” as defined by the Secretary of State’s Office may vote absentee.   To request an absentee ballot online, please click here.  You may also come into the office during regular business hours or call the Clerk directly.  Polls will be open on Tuesday, November 2nd, from 8am – 8pm at the Acton Town Hall, 35 H Road.  Click here to view a sample ballot.  All Questions or concerns regarding voting, should be directed to Town Clerk Jennifer Roux, 636-3131, ext 401 or email

The Town of Acton has openings for Recreational Committee Members, a Zoning Board of Appeals Alternate Member, a Road Committee Member and a Conservation/Forest Committee Member. Please contact the Town Administrator if you are in interested in serving or would like more information. 

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

Article 43 Funds Request

Useful Links:

Absentee Ballot Request 

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