Ship cremated remains to:
South Shore Sea Burials Inc.
P.O. Box 511
Point Lookout, NY 11569
Cremated remains or cremation ashes may be shipped through the U.S. Postal service, but they must be shipped by Registered Mail with a return receipt requested.
Please fill out the authorization form (click on link) and return with a copy of the Death Certificate.
Arrangements can be made to pick up remains up at your crematory, funeral home or anywhere on Long Island and the Five Boroughs for an additional fee.
Items to be shipped:
The simplest and most straightforward approach -- but only for transporting within the United States -- is to ship via U.S. Postal Service. You should ship by express mail, using the registered mail option with return receipt requested AND indicate the contents on the outside of the package.
USPS Bulletin 52, governing shipment of cremated remains, reads as follows:
452.2 Cremated Remains
Human ashes are permitted to be mailed provided they are packaged as required in 463b. The identity of the contents should be marked on the address side. Mailpieces must be sent registered mail with return receipt service.
453 Packaging and Marking
The following conditions apply:
b. Powders. Dry materials that could cause damage, discomfort, destruction, or soiling upon escape (i.e., leakage) must be packed in siftproof containers or other containers that are sealed in durable siftproof outer containers.
NOTE: UPS, FedEx and DHL do not handle the transport of cremated remains.