Cremation Ashes

| November 19, 2010 | 0 Comments

Laws change from state to state

The last time you want to think about transporting the body of a loved one following their passing is during a time of grief. But you can ease the pain with pre-need planning-including arranging details ahead of time. In the state of Michigan only the funeral Director can sign the death certificate and transport the body to a crematorium.

There are certain, yet simple steps that dictate how to transport a body. We’ll help guide you through the process with a few easy things to remember.

What are the laws?

Transporting a body is governed on a state level in the United States. If you transport a body within a state, work with your funeral director to confirm state requirements.

If the body will need to travel across state lines to reach its final resting place, you’ll need to obtain permits from each state.

If you wish, the funeral director may designate you as the transportation agent, allowing you to coordinate the specific details. You may also check with your county’s Coroner’s Office or with your state’s Office of the Attorney General. If transporting a body internationally, check with your country’s embassy to confirm requirements.

Transporting a Body

In some states, it is legal for you to transport the body yourself if the body has been embalmed and if you have a state permit. You may also use a common carrier, such as a plane or train, to transport the casket and body. In either case, you will want to have the certificate of death, as well as your loved one’s funeral or burial plans, on-hand. Please visit our store for>>> cremation urn options.

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