Can I Scatter Cremated Remains On My Own Property?

By: Danny Amoruccio
Friday, February 18, 2022

The rules surrounding the scattering of cremated remains aren’t that simple. It’s not illegal to scatter cremated remains, but where it’s done can complicate things. At Willowbrook Cemetery, many clients ask us this question, so here is some helpful information.

Is It Permissible To Scatter Cremains On My Property?

Cremains can be scattered on any private property, so you can do this on-premises that you own without worry. However, if you want to spread them on someone else’s property, you need the property owner’s permission. Many people also scatter cremains in water, and there are no legal implications to this aspect.

However, you cannot bury cremated remains or an urn with ashes on any municipal land or provincial park. It is also why many people busy their loved one’s ashes at a cemetery. We have many families coming in with these requests, and we provide the required space and markers as needed.

Cremation is becoming a preferred option today, and many cemeteries are considering expanding their boundaries. If you want to scatter your loved one’s remains on your land, you can do so without worrying about legal repercussions or breaking the law. Our team is here to help you with all the information you need about cremations and how to handle the cremains of your loved one.

Apart from scattering the remains, you can also consider burying the urn in the corner of your yard and creating a small nook or memorial corner. This is an excellent space to pay homage to your loved one. If you still prefer to scatter the ashes on your property, make sure it isn’t too windy, so the ashes don’t get blown onto adjacent properties. We at Willowbrook Cemetery can help you pick the ideal final resting place for the departed soul at our serene cemetery.

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