-The Town of Acton is now seeking bids for a Crew Cab 4x4 DRW Cab and Chassis to be built into a Fire Department Utility Truck.   Please click here to view the specs. and deadlines.

- The Town of Acton is currently accepting resumes for the position of Animal Control Officer.  This can be a very demanding position that requires a lot of time restraints.  Please see the Town Administrator for more information.  Resumes can be dropped off in person or emailed to jroux@actonmaine.org.  The position will remain open until the ideal candidate is found. 

- The Town of Acton is currently seeking residents of Acton to serve on both the Warrant and Finance, as an alternate, and the Mary Grant  Committee.  Please contact the Town Administrator if interested.

- The Town of Acton is currently accepting sealed bids of Propane and #2 Heating Oil for the 18-19 winter season. Deadline to bid is 4pm Tuesday, September 25, 2018.  For usage and a bid spec sheet, please contact the Town Administrator at 636-3131, ext. 401 or email jroux@actonmaine.org

- 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 Board of Selectmen will hold a workshop every Tuesday, from 3:00pm - 5:00pm with the Town Administrator.  This workshop is open to the public, but the public may not participate.

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: 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