The Town Hall will be closed for business on Thursday, June 30, 2016 to allow the staff to close out the Town's 2015-2016 Fiscal Year. We will be open as scheduled   Friday, July 1st from We apologize for any inconvenience, but assure you this closure is essential for our financial books, software updates and to complete all end year procedures as Acton begins  the  2016-2017 fiscal year on July 1. Thank you - Acton Board of Selectmen

There will be NO Board of Selectmen's meeting the week of June 27th.  The next meeting will be on Tuesday, July 5th at 5pm at the Acton Town Hall.

The Transfer Station will be closed on Monday, July 4, 2016.  We wish you all a safe and happy holiday.

Useful Documents:

Town of Acton Municipal Directory

Town of Acton Comprehensive Plan

Town of Acton Request for Information Form

Useful Links:

June 14, 2016 Absentee Ballot Request

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

Acton Wakefield Watershed Alliance

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: 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