Public Notices:

TOWN WIDE RE-EVALUATION -  Please note that O'Donnell's & Associates, a hired Assessing Firm, are in Acton and doing a Town Wide Revaluation.  This was last done in Acton over 10 years ago.  The purpose of this is to ensure each property is properly assessed.  The Assessor's have magnets on their cars, badges, and a letter from the Town for identification.  Questions about assessments can be addressed at the Tax Collector's Office or you can O'Donnell's directly at 207-926-4044.

PUBLIC HEARING: The Select Board will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, Oct 5, 2022 for local referendum questions to be voted on November 8, 2022.  Please click here for more information. 

JOB OPPORTUNITY:  The Town of Acton is currently accepting resumes for a Land Use Secretary.  The primary function of this position is to support the Code Enforcement Department, including the Code Officer and the Planning Board.  Support will come in the form of answering the telephone, filing, transcribing minutes, working in Word and Excel documents, and learning other miscellaneous land use duties, including mapping and permitting. The ideal candidate will have strong organizational, people and communication skills.    The position will be 35-40 hours per week, with a starting pay of $17.50-$19.00 per hour. The Town offers a generous benefit package. Resumes, with a cover letter, and 3 references should be delivered to the Town Administrator.  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. 

WEST SHORE DRIVE CULVERT  - Please click here to review the West Shore Drive Culvert Report from Ransom Engineering.  The Select Board will another public hearing  on Wednesday, October 19, 2022, also at 6:00 pm.  Please click here to read the full public hearing notice.

FAX: Due to an internal wiring issue, the Town of Acton has no fax capabilities at this time - we apologize for any inconvenience and are working as quickly as possible to have this restored.  

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

Board of Selectmen Open Office Hours: In an effort to ensure open transparent communications between the Board of Selectmen and property owners of the Town of Acton, the Selectmen are pleased to announce their new office hours.Tom McGurty will be present the 2nd and 3rd Wednesday from 9:00 am - 11:00 am for public input. David Winchell Jr. and Kim Stacey-Horn are available by appointment.  Please be advised these hours are only with one Selectman and said Selectman will not have any decision making authorities until bringing the concern back to the full Board at the next regularly scheduled meeting.  These times are being offered in hopes of allowing residents to share any thoughts or concerns, both positive and negative with the Selectmen regarding the Town of Acton Thank you in advance, we look forward to seeing you soon.

General Assistance Notice - The Municipality of Acton administers a General Assistance program for the support of the poor.  Pursuant to Title 22 M.R.S.A. 4305, the Municipal Officers have adopted an ordinance establishing that program.  A copy of this ordinance and relevant statutes is available for public inspection at the Town Clerk's Office.  Persons who wish to apply for General Assistance may do so at the Acton Town Hall on Tuesday's, Wednesday's and Friday's from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm. In the event of an after hours EMERGENCY, applicants may contact Jennifer Roux at 207-459-4256. This contact is only to be used for emergencies.

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

Codes Office - Online Permitting Portal

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