Nomination Papers for the following seats are now available in the Town Clerk's OfficeCompleted papers must be returned to the Town Clerk no later than 4:00 pm on Friday, April 24, 2015.   Candidates are required to get a minimum of 25, and no more than 100 signatures of registered Acton voters.   The municipal election will be held on Tuesday, June 9, 2015.  Polls will be open from 8:00am – 8:00pm at the Acton Town Hall.  One Selectman, Assessor, and Overseer of the Poor, 3 year term; One Road Commissioner, District Two (Southern); 3 year term (2) Two School Committee Members; 3 year term.  Questions regarding nomination papers or the election should be directed to the Town Clerk at 636-3131, ext. 401 or email – Thank you.

The Town of Acton is soliciting bids for lawn care for the 2015 season (May-Nov).  Mowing is to be done at the Acton Town Hall- (35 H Road), Acton Public Safety Building- (1725 Route 109), Mary Grant Nature Preserve-(420 Sam Page Road) and the Lincoln Schoolhouse – (8 Orchard Road) on an as needed basis.  Raking, fertilizing and spring and fall cleanup at the Town Hall site is also included.  Bid should include both a price per mow and a price per season quote as well as a list of three references.  All bids need to be submitted by 4pm on April 8, 2015 to Town of Acton, 35 H Road, Acton, Maine 04001. Envelope should have “Lawn Bid” clearly marked on the outside. Proof of liability insurance, and worker’s compensation insurance or a State exemption form, must be furnished before the bid can be awarded. Bids will be opened at the Selectman’s Meeting on April 9, 2014 at 7pm.  Interested parties may contact 207-636-3131 with any questions.

 The Board of Selectmen will hold a public hearing on Thursday, April 9, 2015 at 7:00pm at the Acton Town Hall to consider the renewal of a liquor license for Iron Tails Enterprises, located at 559 Route 109.  The public is encouraged to attend; or comments/concerns can be emailed in advance to to be read aloud that evening.

The Acton Planning Board will hold a Public Hearing on April 30, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. to discuss the proposed changes to the Acton Zoning Ordinance relative to Resource Protection Districts at the Acton Town Hall, 35 H Road, Acton, Maine 04001.  Please call (207) 636-3497 ext. 410 with any questions. 

Useful Documents:

Town of Acton Municipal Directory

Town of Acton Comprehensive Plan

Town of Acton Request for Information Form

Useful Links:

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

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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: 144

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