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.
The Annual Town Meeting will be held on Saturday, June 22, 2019 beginning at 8:00am at the Acton Elementary School. Please click here to view the warrant.
*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)
The Town of Acton is currently accepting resumes for the full time position of Fire/Rescue Chief. Please click here to review the posting in it's entirety. Deadline to apply is June 26, 2019.
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.
School Dist/Dept: Acton School Department
Senate District: 34
House District: 20
Congressional District: 1
Area: 41.8 sq miles
Pop. Density: 57/sq mile
Longitude: W 70:54:57
Latitude: N 43:32:01