Email us now at or
call us now at 714 393-9999

USCG Certified
CRD# 889

Our main goal in this ministry is to provide for you the most wonderful, beautiful, honorable, and memorable celebration possible. We really do care about you and never would want to be considered a “business”.

Permits and Forms

This is where most people panic. Take a deep breath and relax! Just call us and we will guide you through this process whether you chose to use our services or not. Our main concern is just to help you. It’s really not too difficult.

There are some legal requirements for the State of California so we need to address what you will need. If you are out of state, the process may be a little more difficult, but we are here to help you.

The first requirement is that you must authorize us to dispose of the cremated remains at sea. We must receive specific written instructions from the individual(s) with the right to control the disposition. For your convenience we have attached the authorization form here that you can fill on line by clicking on link Authorization Form and send to us via e mail or bring it with you the day of the funeral.

You also will need to obtain from your Mortuary, Crematorium, or local Health Department a form entitled: Application and Permit for Disposition of Human Remains. This is your burial permit. In section 16A it will state where the scattering will take place such as: “at sea off the coast of LA County”. I will be signing this form , dating it, and mailing it into the Registrar of District of Death as noted in section 10D.

If you are taking ashes across a border, you will also need a Transit form. This simply states that you are transporting human remains. An easy way to accomplish the same task is to mail the cremains to us or a family member in California. Any local post office can take care of that for you.

These forms can be brought with you along with the ashes the day of the funeral. We will be providing for you at absolutely no charge free Professional Photography, food, drinks, and roses. If you wish to bring items such as music, flowers, prayers, snacks and drinks, you are more than welcome to do this. Please discuss this with us during the planning stages.

For the State of California, the Secretary of State and Attorney General, Department of Justice, and Department of Consumer Affairs have awarded a non-profit, public benefit, charitable trust designation to The Last Watch Foundation to provide funeral services to help the Military and their families. We are the only organization in the United States to be awarded this honor. The State has also given us license to perform the scattering of ashes at sea. If a donation to The Last Watch is ever received, those funds are deposited directly into The Last Watch Foundation.