The Board of Selectmen will meet at 5pm the next two Wednesdays, Nov 20 and Nov 27.  Thank you.

*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 Town of Acton is currently looking for two residents to serve on the Planning Board, as alternate members.  Anyone interested should contact the Town Administrator.

The Town of Acton is currently looking for an Animal Control Officer.  Please send the Town Administrator a letter of interest, detailing your work history and experience,  no later than 4:00pm Friday, November 22, 2019.

The Town of Acton is currently accepting sealed bids for 3,350' of ADA Compliant Trail Work to be done at Goat Hill, 1205 H Road, Acton.  Please click here to view the full specs.  Deadline is Nov 26, 2019.

A representative from the Town's Auditing firm, R.H.R. Smith, will be at the Board of Selectmen's Meeting on Wednesday December 4th. (Meeting starts at 6pm, with a 7pm Auditor arrival time)  To assure accuracy and to allow the Auditor to gather any necessary information pertaining to questions, they must be submitted in advance, no later then Friday Nov. 29   Please email questions to  or bring in during regular business hours.

Useful Documents:

Municipal Directory - Updated November 8, 2019

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