Chandler, a large suburb of Phoenix, Arizona, is located in Maricopa County. The population of the city is estimated to be in excess of 249,000.
There are currently eleven funeral homes in Chandler, located around the city. Three of the funeral homes in Chandler are located within five miles of the center.
Chandler has approximately eight crematoriums, and there are four cemeteries and memorial gardens including Queen of Heaven Catholic Cemetery on East Baseline Road, Green Acres Cemetery on North Hayden Road, and Mesa Cemetery on North Center Street.
Prominent places of worship include St. Andrew the Apostle Catholic Church on West Ray Road, Desert Springs Church on South McQueen Road, Temple Emanuel on South Rural Road, and Masjid es Salaam Mosque on North Alma School Road.
Arizona state law requires that a death certificate to be filed with the local registrar within seven days. Embalming or refrigeration is required if the burial or cremation is not to take place immediately. Although most burials take place in established cemeteries in Arizona, there are no state laws prohibiting burial on private land.
There are no specific laws restricting the scattering of ashes. You may do so on private land and, where there is no inconvenience to others, on public land.
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