Funeral and Scattering Laws

One of the most common questions we hear from families is "is it legal for me to scatter at ____?"

Unfortunately the answer is that it really depends. States each have their own laws around scattering cremated remains, and it's important to follow local state laws as well as federal guidelines when scattering cremated remains.

Below, we've compiled the laws around funerals and scattering from every state, and the federal laws can be found at the bottom of this list. Use this resource as a general guideline, but keep in mind that the laws are rapidly changing and we may not have updated this list or may not be aware. Check with your state's authority for the most recent information available.