Nomination papers for the Municipal Election, Board of Selectmen and School Committee Seats, are now available in the Town Clerk's office. Deadline to return completed papers is 4:00pm Friday, April 28, 2017.  Please click here for full details.

The Board of Selectmen will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, May 2, 2017 at 5:00pm to consider a liquor license renewal request of KB Restaurant Enterprises, Inc. (The Shed Restaurant) located at 1060 Route 109.  The public is invited to attend or comments can be emailed to in advance to be read aloud that evening.

A Special Town Meeting will be held at 7:00pm on Tuesday, May 9, 2017 beginning at 7:00pm at the Acton Elementary School.  Please click here to view the warrant.

A member of the Board of Selectmen will now have office hours at the Acton Town Hall the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Thursday of each month from 5:30pm - 6:30pm.  The purpose of these office hours are so that a Selectman can be available to the public to hear any thoughts or concerns that they may have.  Please note to avoid a quorum or public meeting, there will only be one selectman here at a time during this posted hour.  With that said, it will be informational only and the Selectman will then take any thoughts and concerns back to their full Board at the next meeting, at which time, any decisions, if necessary, would be made.  Lastly please note, this time is not intended for Department Heads, they should continue to reach out to their liaison or come to a meeting any Tuesday at 5pm.  If you have any questions, please contact Jennifer Roux at 636-3131, ext. 401 or  Thank you- E. Walsh, B. Shields, E. Miller; Board of Selectmen.

Property Owners and Residents Take Notice -

Useful Documents:

Town of Acton Municipal Directory

Town of Acton Comprehensive Plan

Town of Acton Request for Information Form

Useful Links:

Town of Acton Interactive Maps

Register Your Boat On-Line

Animal Welfare Society

Town of Acton 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: 2

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