Public Notices:

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.  

NOTICE: The Board of Selectmen's Meeting will begin at 5:00 pm on Wednesday, August 17.  The Board will go directly into an Executive Session, to discuss a personnel matter, from there they will deal with any other business that time allows, before the public hearing at 6:00pm.

BID: The Town of Acton is currently accepting bids for recommendations of a water replacement/repair system, please click here to view the RFP.  Deadline to bid is August 17, 2022.

BID: The Town of Acton is currently accepting bids for our 2022-2023 Sand.  Please click here to view the form. Deadline to bid is August 31, 2022. 

Town of Acton Informational Public Hearing

Wednesday, August 17 @ 6:00 pm

The Acton Select Board will hold an informational public hearing on Wednesday, August 17 at 6:00 pm to discuss the Method of the Annual Town Meeting Vote.  Specifically the Board is looking for Voter input as to whether or not,  Acton should continue with an Open Style Annual Town Meeting -  (This is the current method  where voters come to the school,  once a year in June,  and participate by raising their hands for or against each article)


Should Acton put all Warrant Articles on a Written Referendum Ballot and hold their Annual Town Meeting by ballot at the Polls and allow for Absentee Voting.

(This is the method that was used in 2020 when Covid created an issue and did  not  allow for large  gatherings)

Please note, the final decision will NOT be made that evening.

The only decision being made is whether or not to move this question forward to the voters. If the Board decides to, a formal question will still need to appear on an upcoming Town Ballot, for an official vote.

This hearing is being used to determine whether or not there is enough Voter interest to put the question forward.

Due to the importance of this matter, the Board encourages Voters to come participate that evening, but will also accept emailed comments, to be read aloud. Please send any comments to no later then 4:00pm on Wednesday, August 17, 2022.

Job Opening:

The Select Board is now accepting applications for a Part Time Fire Chief - click here to view the full ad.  Deadline to bid is Wednesday, August 31, 2022.

Fire Commission Members Wanted:

The Select Board is now accepting names of persons interested in serving on the Fire/Rescue Commission - please click here to review all of the details. Deadline is August 24, 2022.

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. A member of the Board of Selectmen will be present at the Town Hall on the 1st and last Thursday from 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm and the 2nd and 3rd Wednesday from 9:00 am - 11:00 am for public input.  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