Important Notices:

1) EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY: TEMPORARY CHANGES TO THE LAND USE DEPARTMENT:  Until further notice, anyone needing services from the Land Use - Code Enforcement Office, MUST CHECK IN WITH THE TOWN CLERK'S OFFICE FIRST. To ensure compliance, all entrances to the Land Use - Code Enforcement will remain locked.  The Code Enforcement Officer is available by appointment only. To schedule, please contact the Secretary at 636-3131 x 410.  The Office will be closed on Wednesdays.  The Board of Selectmen estimates these temporary changes to be for approximately 3 weeks. We appreciate your patience during this process.

2) The Board of Selectmen are now taking applications for Article 43 funds; please click here to download

3) The Planning Board meeting scheduled for Thursday, February 25 has been cancelled.   

4) Proposed Ordinance additions and/or changes are due to the Treasurer no later than February 26, 2021

5) Nomination Papers for a Selectmen, 2 School Committee Members and a District 2 Road Commissioner are available Friday Feb 26, please click here for complete details.

6) The ZBA Appeal Hearing regarding GELIA and Martell Estates, scheduled for Feb 27 has been continued to May 5, per the request of both parties.  A new meeting notice will be posted as it gets closer.

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

Useful Links:

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