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)

Notice to Voters Participating in the June Primary - Voters changing Party Enrollment must do so by Friday, May 25, 2018 by filing an enrollment application or a new voter registration card indicating the enrollment.  An unenrolled voter may enroll at any time (including Election Day). Absentee Ballots for the June 12, 2018 Election are now available.  Voters may contact the Clerk in person, via phone or complete the electronic request, provided by the Secretary of State's Office.    http://www.maine.gov/cgi-bin/online/AbsenteeBallot/index.pl

The Town of Acton is currently seeking an insured qualified contractor to install vinyl siding on the Town Hall Municipal Building.  This work must be completed in June of 2018 due to budget constraints.  Anyone interested in viewing the project and submitting a bid, should contact the Town Administrator Jennifer Roux directly at 207-636-3131, ext. 401 or email jroux@actonmaine.org  to set up an appointment to tour the site.   Deadline to submit is Friday, June 1.

 

Useful Documents:

Municipal Directory

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: 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