Keep in mind that you will need your copy of the death certificate as well as a valid photo ID and method of payment including check, cash, or card. Once your application is processed and you receive your permit, you will be able to legally scatter your loved one’s ashes in Los Angeles County.
Once you have your burial permit, where can you scatter ashes in L.A.?
Acquiring a burial permit in Los Angeles allows you to scatter ashes on any of the following types of property:
- Private property, as long as you have the owner’s permission.
- Controlled public property, like a state or national park.
- Uncontrolled public property, like a rural hillside or an undeveloped field.
When scattering on private property that isn’t your own, it’s vital to acquire written permission from the land owner beforehand. Many cemeteries, churchyards, and other religious institutions maintain special gardens or other areas specifically designated for ash scattering ceremonies.
Controlled public properties, such as the Santa Monica Mountains or the Angeles National Forest, offer both safety and vivid scenery. Generally, most national parks will grant permission for ash scattering ceremonies as long as you agree to follow their rules regarding where, and when, your memorial can take place. However, there are exceptions—Joshua Tree National Park, for instance, does not permit ash scattering due to its status as an archaeological site. To avoid confusion, be sure to contact park administrators ahead of time to clarify their rules and regulations regarding ash scattering.
Arranging your loved one’s memorial service
When a loved one passes away, facing that loss—and the responsibilities that follow—can be overwhelming. In addition to processing your grief, it may be up to you to make the necessary arrangements for your loved one’s final send-off. Such arrangements sometimes seem to involve as much paperwork as actual planning—especially in a big city like Los Angeles.
Direct cremation can help you simplify the planning process. At Tulip Cremation, our service offers a low-cost, easy alternative to traditional funeral or cremation services. Our dedicated care team will walk you through each step of our process, from collection to the final delivery of your loved one’s ashes to any address in the U.S. We can even register your loved one’s passing and obtain death certificate copies and a burial permit for you at no extra charge.
We’re available to talk any time, day or night. We believe in offering a service that eases your burden of responsibility, rather than adding to it, so that you can focus on the things that really matter—your friends, your family, and giving your dearly departed loved one the memorial they deserve.
Tulip Cremation provides a simple and respectful direct cremation service for a transparent, low upfront cost that includes transportation, preparation, and private cremation. Your loved one’s ashes will then be shipped in a simple container to any US postal address of your choosing. Call our Family Care Team at (844) 942-4909 to learn more or arrange online quickly and easily.
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