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Coroner’s Office

Marty Leffler Franlin County Illinois Coroner

Marty P. Leffler, Coroner

  • Elected Coroner November 2008, 2012, 2016 & 2020
  • Experienced, Knowledgeable, Kind, Caring & Compassionate
  • 2012-2020 Elected by my peers in the Illinois Coroner’s and Medical Examiner’s Association to serve as District 5 Chairman over the 11 Southeast Counties in the state of Illinois
  • 2020 Elected Third Vice-President Elect of the Illinois Coroner’s and Medical Examiner’s Association
  • To become President of the ICMEA in 2024
  • Assisted in the implementation of the IVRS (electronic death certificate system)
  • Obtained & purchased 2 removal/coroner vehicles through collection of coroner fees & grants
  • Annually attends & completes required continuing education hours to better myself as a death investigator & coroner
  • Coroner and/or deputy coroner attends every autopsy examination ordered by the coroner’s office
  • Currently working with the county board to obtain and build a new morgue facility for the citizes of Franklin County, IL.

Dignity in Life, Dignity in Death

Franklin County Coroner’s Office
411 E. Main Street
Benton, Illinois 62812

Office: (618) 439-6850
Fax: (618) 200-4218

Franklin County Coroner – FOIA Information

The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) is a federal law enacted in 1966 to provide the public a right of access to government documents and records, the premise being that the public has a right to know what the government is doing. The act states that any person may request an agency for a copy of its records, and that the agency must provide such records, unless an exemption exists that protects the records from disclosure. While the Freedom of Information Act requires records be made available to the public, it does not mean free of cost. Fees will be applied for services such as programming, consultants, copies, certification, and postage.  All fees must be prepaid. A request for documents and records pursuant to the FOIA must be in writing and identified as a “Freedom of Information Act” request. The Act requires a requestor to provide a reasonable description of the documents or records sought. A reasonable description is one that allows agency employees familiar with the subject matter to locate responsive records with a reasonable amount of effort. Requests that do not meet the reasonable description standard include requests for all records within a broad category.  If your request does not contain a reasonable description, we will return the request for clarification.  A precise description of the records you want will ensure responsible use of Coroner resources to satisfy your right of access while minimizing any processing costs to you.

Freedom of Information Officer

Franklin County Government has appointed FOIA Officers for each office. A listing of appointed officers can be found here.

Freedom of Information Act Procedures

Interested parties can request information in any way convenient to them (in-person, mailed, emailed and faxed). Requests should be made to the appropriate FOI officer, as listed on the county’s web site. It is preferred that requests be made in writing. You can download our Request Form below.

Office FOIA Officer

Gayla Sink
202 W. Main Street
Benton, Illinois 62812
Telephone: (618) 439-3743
Fax: (618) 439-3741
E-mail: gaylasink@franklincountyil.org

Freedom of Information Act Procedures

Coroner's Office FOIA Request Form

Franklin County Coroner – Schedule of Fees

Detailed information about the Franklin County Coroner’s fees can be found in the downloadable PDF file below.

Franklin County Coroner - Fees Statutes