Yes, all states allow for the scattering of ashes, or "cremated remains." However, state laws do prohibit scattering on private property without the consent of the property owner. Many national and state parks have permit requirements for scattering and limit scattering options, so be sure to obtain permission in advance. For those who choose scattering at sea, the U.S. government grants general permission to scatter cremated remains in or on ocean waters no closer than three miles from land. However, reporting of the scattering to the regional administration and other conditions do apply.