Deciding Where to Scatter Your Loved One’s Ashes


After cremation services, cremated remains are often saved in an urn, buried at a cemetery, or scattered. No matter what you decide to do with your loved one’s ashes, Chapel of the Chimes in Oakland is here to help. If you intend to scatter your loved one’s ashes, we urge you to keep these practical and legal considerations in mind.

If you decide to scatter your loved one’s ashes on private land, be sure that you have permission from the property owner. Furthermore, if you hope to revisit the site, make sure it is not too difficult to return to it. It can be difficult to get enough privacy to leave a loved one’s ashes at a beautiful or frequently visited spot. For this reason, you may want to consider arranging a ceremony on a day when the site will not be excessively busy.

For other important things to consider before scattering your loved one’s ashes, contact Chapel of the Chimes in Oakland at (510) 379-5200. We provide cremation ceremonies and other end-of-life services in Northern California.