We let go of our departed loved ones in different ways. There is the traditional burial, but there’s also cremation and spreading of human ashes. As someone who has to spread the ashes of a loved one, you may be confused about whether to get permission first.
Human ash scattering is done in just about any space. On private property, public land, at sea, and even in parks. In some places, you need permission before you spread ashes.
Where to spread human ashes without permission
Your private property
You can spread human ashes anywhere on your property without permission, since it’s yours and no one else’s business.
If you’re a landlord, you can’t go spread human ashes on your real estate properties just because they’re yours. The most important thing here is keeping other people in mind.
Certain public property
These include forests and wild trails. Since no one owns these places, you can spread human ashes without permission. But, you ought to consider other people and avoid common trails and paths.
Small water bodies
Even though you need permission to spread human ashes in large water bodies like seas and big rivers, you can spread them in small water bodies like ponds without a permit.
Where you need permission to spread human ashes
Spreading human ashes at sea can be a profound way of saying goodbye to your beloved, but you need a permit. Also, you have to keep to EPA guidelines concerning burial at sea.
For instance, you have to spread the ashes at least three miles from shore, from inside a boat or aircraft, and you can only put degradable things in the sea.
Even though you don’t need to get a permit before carrying out the burial, you must report the burial to the EPA before 30 days is up.
National parks may be open to everyone, but you can’t spread human ashes in them without permission. You have to meet the park ranger and get a permit from him. You must also keep to the rules of the national park concerning spreading ashes. These rules are not complicated and may be as simple as avoiding common paths.
You cannot spread human ashes in a cemetery without permission. After all, cemeteries are mainly for traditional burials. You have to get permission from the cemetery management and keep to the rules.
If you’re planning on saying goodbye to your beloved deeply and romantically, at sea, consider hiring Prince Charters service. It’s a family-run ash scattering service that has been open since 1965. They provide many yacht and boat options plus helpers to assist in the service.
Contact Prince Charters service to arrange a profound burial at sea for your loved one.