Can I Scatter Cremated Remains On My Own Property?

By: David Tindall
Friday, April 29, 2022

As more individuals choose cremation as their disposition method, the cremation rate in the country is quickly rising. According to Statista, America’s average cremation rate was 56.1% in 2020 and is predicted to reach 72.8% by 2030. At Tindall Funeral Home, we have seen the idea of burying our departed loved ones in cemeteries in caskets is not a norm any longer!

Cremation is becoming more popular among families, and many people that preplan also opt for cremation over burial. Although this practice is becoming more popular, some still have questions about what is involved in the process and what they can do with the cremains.

Scattering Ashes On A Private Property

Many families scatter the ashes at sea or in an outdoor location. However, they also want to know whether they can scatter cremated remains on their private property. The answer to the question is – Yes. You can spread cremains on your private property. In fact, you can scatter the remains on any private property after taking the landowner's consent.

There are rules surrounding the disposition of cremains, and it's a good idea to discuss your requirements with a knowledgeable funeral director before you make your decision. Sometimes, families move from a particular place, and a favorite place today might change ownership.

It is crucial to consider this aspect of you feel the need to have the departed soul's remains near you. A better could be to bury the ashes in an urn in your backyard or landscape and create a small memorial at that spot. This also gives you the chance to carry the urn with you to a new home if you move from that place.


For advice or information on our cremation preplanning services, contact Tindall Funeral Home at (315) 468-5521. Our experts are here to help with the details you need.

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