Effective immediately the Board of Selectmen will hold a public meeting every Thursday, beginning at 5:00pm.  The Board will no longer have "workshop hours"; anyone wishing to meet with the Board should contact Jennifer Roux for more information, or simply show up any Thursday evening at 5:00pm. 

Town of Acton Public Notice

The Acton Fire-Rescue Department is submitting an application to the Maine Board of Emergency Medical Services to license as the 911 transporting emergency medical service provider with a primary service area of Acton, Maine. This is a consolidation of Acton Ambulance and Acton Fire Department. The service will be licensed at the Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) level, Permit to the Paramedic level and will respond to any and all types of medical emergencies when requested by calling 911. The public is invited to make comment regarding the proposed application and the comments must be received by the Board of Emergency Medical Services within 30 calendar days of the publication of this notice.  Comments must be mailed to Maine EMS, 152 State House Station, Augusta, ME. 04333-0152.

Useful Documents:

Town of Acton Municipal Directory

Town of Acton Comprehensive Plan

Town of Acton Request for Information Form

Useful Links:

Town of Acton Interactive Maps

Register Your Boat On-Line

Animal Welfare Society

Town of Acton 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

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: 144

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