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)

A Special Town Meeting will be held on Tuesday, April 3, 2018 beginning at 7:00pm at the Acton Elementary School.  Please click here to view the warrant.

There will be NO Board of Selectmen's meeting on Tuesday, April 3 due to the Special Town Meeting.

A public hearing for the renewal of a liquor license application for Iron Tails Saloon, located at 559 Route 109, will be held on Tuesday, April 10, 2018 at 5:00pm.  Comments or concerns can be sent in advance to the Town Administrator at

Nomination papers for the following seats will be available in the Town Clerk’s office beginning at 9:00am on Friday, March 2, 2018 and must be returned no later than 4:00pm on Friday, April 13, 2018 with a minimum of 25, but no more than 100 signatures of registered Acton voters. The election of officers will be held on Tuesday, June 12, 2018 with the annual Town Meeting being held on Saturday, June 16, 2018.

(1) Board of Selectmen, Assessor and Overseer of the Poor  - 3 year term - (Edward Walsh's term is expiring)

(2) School Committee Members - 3 year term - (Kevin Perk's and Mary Stanton's terms are expiring)

(1) Road Commissioner, District 2 - 3 year term (David Winchell Jr.'s term is expiring)

Questions regarding nomination papers should be directed to the  Town Clerk @636-3131, ext 401 or

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: 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