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) 

Metrocast Contact Form - Click here; Please use this form to speak to the General Manager directly regarding any issues you may be having.

The Town of Acton currently has an opening on the Planning Board as an alternate member.  Residents interested in moving their name forward should contact the Town Administrator before 3:00pm Tuesday, January 30, 2018.

Town of Acton Job Opportunity --- Town of Acton is currently accepting resumes for a part time Office Assistant to the Code Enforcement/Land Use Department.  This position will require multitudes of cross-training and an impressive ability to multi-task.  The ideal candidate will have strong Word, Excel, and PowerPoint skills.    In addition, he or she will possess excellent communication and customer service skills. This position will also require two evenings a month to attend the Planning Board meetings. Starting pay will be between $13-$15 an hour with a maximum of 20 hours per week.  Resumes, with a cover letter, and 3 references must be delivered to the Town Administrator, no later than on Friday, February 2nd.  Mail or hand deliver to: Town of Acton, 35 H Road, Acton Maine 04001.  The Town of Acton is an EOE and reserves the right to reject any and all resumes. 

The Town of Acton is currently accepting sealed bids for a 2005 Ford Ambulance.  Please click here to view the complete specs.  - INVITATION EXTENDED TO 4:00PM TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2018.

Useful Documents:

Municipal Directory

Comprehensive Plan

Request for Information Form

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: 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