Important Notices:

Holiday Closures:

The Town Hall will be closed on Friday, December 24th.  The Town Hall will have regular hours on Friday, December 31.

The Transfer Station will be closed on Saturday, December 25th and also closed on Saturday, January 1st.

The Town of Acton is currently accepting resumes for an Office Assistant. The primary function of this position is to support the Town Administrator. Support will come in the form of typing minutes, creating documents, answering the phone, shredding, and other misc. office duties. The ideal candidate will have strong Word and Excel skills. The position will be 32 hours per week, to start, with an hourly pay rate of $16.00 per hour. Resumes, with a cover letter, and 3 references must be delivered to the Town Administrator, no later then 4:00pm on Friday, December 17, 2021. The Town of Acton, 35 H Road, Acton Maine 04001 or email The Town of Acton is an EOE and reserves the right to reject any and all resumes. 

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

A Candidates Night, featuring the Selectmen Candidates, for the Dec 14th Election will be held on Monday, Dec 6 at 6:30pm at the Elementary School. This is hosted by the Republicans and Democrats and not a Town event.

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 a yearly pay range of 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.

Town of Acton Election Notice

A Special Election for the Seat of Selectmen, Assessor and Overseer of the Poor will be held on Tuesday, December 14, 2021. Polls will be open on that day from 8:00am - 8:00pm. Absentee ballots for this Election are now available in the Clerk's office, and can be picked up during regular business hours. Phone requests can also be made, by the voter only, directly to the Clerk. For more information, please contact Jennifer Roux at 636-3131, ext 401 or  Please click here to view the SAMPLE BALLOT.

Useful Documents:

Municipal Directory - (Hours and Contact Information)

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