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Important Notices:

The Town Clerk/Tax Collector's Office will be closed on Wednesday July 8 and Tuesday July 14 to all NON-ELECTION RELATED ITEMS.  All other offices will be opened as scheduled.

The Transfer Station will be closed on Saturday, July 4th.   

The Board of Selectmen will be holding two public hearings regarding the 2020-2021 warrant, which will be voted on by secret ballot July 14, 2020.  The first hearing, is June 17 at 7pm and the second is July 8th, also at 7pm.  Links to both meetings are on the Town's homepage.  Please call the Administrator with any questions, click here to view the warrant.

The Board of Selectmen are currently accepting names of people who are interested in serving on the following Committees/Boards:

Planning Board

Recreation Committee

Zoning Board of Appeals

Cemetery Committee

Board of Assessment Review

Capital Improvement Committee

Mary Grant Committee

Anyone interested in serving on any of these committees, must put their intent in writing and submit to the Town Administrator, no later than 12noon on Wednesday, July 15, 2020. Said statement should include your name, brief history about yourself and reasons for being interested in the Board or Committee.

Please email or bring your statement into the Town Hall during regular business hours.

Acton Fire-Rescue Recruitment Drive - click here for more information.  

Goat Hill Environmental Review Click Here  Contact Carl Davis with questions, comments or concerns 491-3075

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.

Upcoming Zoom Meetings & Links

Wednesday, July 1 - Board of Selectmen 6:00pm

Thursday, July 2 - Planning Board Meeting / Public Hearing Re: Map/Lot -- 211-010  -- 6:30pm -

Wednesday, July 8 - Board of Selectmen 6:00pm 

Wednesday, July 8 - Public Hearing Warrant Articles 7:00pm -

Thursday, July 9 - Planning Board Meeting / Public Hearing Re: Map/Lot  -- 233-004  -- 6:30pm 

Wednesday, July 15 - Board of Selectmen 6pm 

Thursday, July  16 - Planning Board Meeting 6:30pm

Wednesday, July 22 - Board of Selectmen 6pm 

Thursday, July 23 - Planning Board Meeting 6:30pm

Wednesday, July 29 - Board of Selectmen 6:00pm 

Thursday, July 30 - Planning Board Meeting 6:30pm 

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