Board of Selectmen meetings are held every Thursday at 5:00pm. The public is welcome to attend.

The Transfer Station will be closed on Monday, September 7, 2015 in observation of Labor Day.

Town of Acton Office Assistant Position Available -- 21-25 hours per week. Office Assistant will be working under the authority of both the Office Manager and the Treasurer. Duties to include but not limited to; data entry, payroll, accounts payable, deed research, bank reconciliations, taking meeting minutes for the Board of Selectmen, creating forms and letters, filing and other general office duties that may arise. Ideal candidate will have experience with Microsoft Word and Excel, good math and computer skills, be organized and able to stay on task and follow direction. Occasional offsite training will be mandatory, reliable transportation and valid driver's license is required. Applicants must be able to be bonded and agree to a background check. Applications can be downloaded from the Town's website by clicking here or picked up during regular business hours. Along with the application, interested candidates must include a resume, cover letter and 3 references. Completed packets must be submitted no later than September 11, 2015 in person or sent electronically to The Town is an equal opportunity employer.

Public Hearing Notices: The Board of Selectmen and Planning Board will hold 3 public hearings on Thursday September 17, 2015 beginning at 6:00pm. First, to be discussed, is a proposed Fire-Rescue Ordinance, secondly is a Solid Waste Ordinance and lastly beginning no earlier than 7:00pm is a public hearing for proposed zoning changes.  Copies of all draft ordinances are available in the Town Clerk's office or click here to view.

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

York County Community Action

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