Jim Reynolds - Cleveland County Treasurer

Jim Reynolds has a B.S. in Management and Human Resources from Southern Nazarene University. He founded Reynolds Painting Company in 1980 and managed it for over 20 years. In 2001 Jim Reynolds made a career change from small business owner to public service when he was elected to the Oklahoma State Senate. He served there admirably for over a decade, until he was elected as the Cleveland County Treasurer. During his final year in the Senate, Jim Reynolds authored the 3% property tax cap. The proposition, which voters overwhelmingly passed on the November 2012 General Election ballot, became effective January 1st 2013.

Jim Reynolds brought his conservative management style and professional experience to the Cleveland County Treasurer's office from day one. He has raised the bar on level of service and held in check his appropriated budget annually. His current 2019 appropriated budget is 10% less than the day he took office 8 years ago.

Jim has also completed all training required for his Basic, Advanced I, and Advanced II certifications from the State County Training Program. Advanced II is the highest level of certification offered through the State program.

Duties of the Treasurer
The County Treasurer is an elected constitutional officer with a four-year term whose primary function is to collect taxes certified by the County Assessor from the assessment valuations placed on real estate, personal property, and public utilities in the County. After collection, the Treasurer disburses the moneys to the county, cities, towns and schools according to budgets approved by the County Excise Board. The County Treasurer is the official custodian of all funds for the County. Other duties include: - All warrants and vouchers for all County departments are registered and maintained through the Treasurer's office. - Tax collections are balanced on a daily, monthly, and year-to-date basis, which allows the investment of funds to be made with more accuracy. All special assessments, such as demolition, health, mowing, paving, and nuisance abatement taxes that are originally assessed by cities and towns in the County are certified to the County Treasurer for collection after they have become delinquent. They are placed as lien on real estate property account of the taxpayer. - The Treasurer's office also manages of County-owned property acquired at annual sales of real estate for delinquent taxes. The Treasurer also may sell these pieces of property, upon approval of the Board of County Commissioners.