How to Complete Your Disposition Authorization

Documenting and signing your legal wishes

About the Disposition Authorization

The Disposition Authorization is a legal document that details what you want to happen to your body when you die. This document also allows you to designate a backup option should your first choice not be available at the time of your death, as well as your wishes for your soil.

We suggest reading through the form, then taking your time to think about questions like what you wish to happen to your soil and which people in your life should receive some. You may want to discuss your options with a trusted friend or family member, and the people who would receive your soil. Read more about your soil options and how to make decisions here.

If you change your mind at any time prior to your death, just fill out a new Disposition Authorization form to update your wishes.

Links to Forms

After completing the form online, you will be emailed a copy of the signed document. Please save a copy with your important papers like your will. At the time of your death, Recompose staff will confirm the details on your Disposition Authorization with your agent before carrying out your wishes.

Making Changes

If you ever want change your Disposition Authorization, need a copy, or have questions about filling out this form, you can email us at or give us a call at (206) 800-8733.

Next Steps

  • Once you’ve completed your Disposition Authorization, your next step is to designate an agent.
  • Find a complete list of all documents to legally document your wishes for your future death care here.

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