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Nick McBride

Nick McBride was born and raised in Knoxville, attending Cedar Bluff & Farragut schools.  He attended MTSU, Roane State and Tusculum College where he earned two Associates Degree and a Bachelor’s of Science degree.  During his college years he held a real estate license, started working at the Register of Deeds office and had a variety of other jobs including driving a limousine.

Nick has worked in the Registers Office since those college days and learned all aspects of the office. He is the foremost authority on the recording of land documents in Knox County.  He has also been involved in the Tennessee Register’s Association, County Officials Association of Tennessee and is very involved with the Knox County Republican Party.  To top that off, he is involved and interested in county employee’s welfare, serving as Chairman of the Knox County Employees Insurance Committee and Vice-Chair of the Knox County Retirement Board.

Involved in the Elks Association for almost 20 years, Nick has served as President of the Tennessee Elk’s Association and is currently the Treasurer of the Knoxville Elk’s Lodge.  He also serves as Treasurer of the Epilepsy Foundation.

Nick married his wife Lisa in 2010.  They have one son, Austin and a 5 year old grandson Asher who keeps his grandparents on their toes!  He doesn’t have much free time but when he gets time, Nick hangs out with his family and loves playing with his grandson.

Barry Vest

Knox County Register of Deeds Nick McBride has chosen Barry Vest to serve as the office’s Chief Deputy.  “Barry’s knowledge, professionalism and personality will enable him to help our customers and be a leader within the office.  His experience in the title business and with the various documents that we record is a great asset.”

A Knoxville native, Barry graduated from Halls High School in 1994. He then spent three years in retail management before building a career in the property title business. 

Barry currently lives in Fountain City where he raises his 12-year-old son, Landon.  He is very involved in youth sports and for the past four years volunteered as the head football coach at Halls for the KMYFL League. 


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Register of Deeds

City County Building
400 Main Street
Suite 225
Knoxville, TN 37902

Phone: 865-215-2330
Fax: 865-215-2332

Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 4:30 pm