Covid 19 Information  Governor Janet Mills- State of Maine Reopening Plan guidelines: 

The Town Hall will be open BY APPOINTMENT ONLY on Tuesday's from 9am - 4pm and Thursday's from 3pm to 7pm. Again, this is BY APPOINTMENT ONLY - you must call the appropriate department to schedule. Anyone entering the Town Hall for an appointment, MUST BE WEARING A MASK OR OTHER FACE SHIELD. The Town will have some disposable masks available, if needed. Please limit the number of family members to only those necessary when coming in. The Board of Selectmen appreciate your help in keeping yourself and the staff safe, while socially distancing and abiding by these rules. The doors will remain locked, and we ask that you do not show up early to your appointment. We will watch and monitor and let you in.

All offices of the Town Hall will return to regular business hours the week on June 8, 2020.  Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 9:00am - 4:00pm; Thursday's 4:00pm - 8:00pm and 2nd and 3rd Saturday 9am-12noon.  Please be advised that although the doors will be unlocked, we will be practicing social distancing with 6 foot markers laid out.  Customers will be taken on a first come, first serve basis.  Anyone entering the Town Hall must have a face mask on and if from another State, must have been quarantined for 14 days.

The Town of Acton is currently accepting paving bids for 2020-2021 work; please click here to review the specs.  Deadline to bid is June 2, 2020.

The Transfer Station will begin their Sunday hours on June 14th. We apologize for any inconvenience, however due an influx of trash the Town needs more time to obtain additional containers and adjust hauling schedules. Thank you. Board of Selectmen's Meeting Wednesday, June 3rd 6:00pm via Zoom Planning Board Meeting Thursday, June 4th 6:30pm via Zoom


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.

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