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)
The Board of Selectmen will meet with Road Commissioners on Wednesday, February 26 at 4:30pm.
NOTICE OF MUNICIPAL CAUCUSES
DEMOCRATIC CAUCUS -
THE REGISTRAR OF VOTERS WILL BE ON HAND AT BOTH CAUCUSES TO ENROLL UNENROLLED VOTERS INTO THEIR PARTY OF CHOICE 1 HOUR PRIOR TO THE START.
PLEASE BE ADVISED THE DEADLINE TO CHANGE PARTIES IS 15 DAYS PRIOR TO THE CAUCUS AND MUST BE DONE IN PERSON AT THE TOWN CLERK'S OFFICE.
The Board of Selectmen are currently seeking residents interested in serving on a Capital Improvement Committee. For more information, or to move your name forward, please contact the Town Administrator at 636-3131, ext 401 or firstname.lastname@example.org
In an effort to allow all staff in the Clerk's Office to focus on the Presidential Primary and State Election, the Office will be closed to all other business on Tuesday, March 3, 2020. Polls will be open from 8am - 8pm.
The Town Clerk/Tax Collector's Office will be closed on Saturday, March 14.
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.
School Dist/Dept: Acton School Department
Senate District: 34
House District: 20
Congressional District: 1
Area: 41.8 sq miles
Pop. Density: 57/sq mile
Longitude: W 70:54:57
Latitude: N 43:32:01