My question involves vehicle registration or title in the state of: OH
In 2013 I sold a vehicle. I filled out the proper information on the title and had it notarized. The buyer paid me and I handed him the title. Beyond this no further paperwork was completed, no bill of sale, etc. Ohio doesn't require one.
The other day I was cleaning out my folder of titles/deeds/registrations and came across the old registration to the vehicle (which listed the VIN). Out of curiosity of the old vehicle still being on the road (it was a 1997 with nearly 200K miles on it when I sold it) I did an online title search using the VIN on Ohio's official BMV title search page. I was at first confused when the mileage it listed was identical to the mileage listed on my registration. I then noticed that the most recent title record was dated with the same date that my old registration was obtained on. When I bought the vehicle (used - private seller) I transferred the title and registered it all on the same day.
I went to the local Clerk of Courts Title Department and explained the situation. They took my drivers license and checked to see what vehicles were currently titled to me. The car in question was still titled to me. I asked them how I should proceed. After consulting their superior they suggested I figure out who I sold the vehicle to, track them down, and make them transfer the title into their name. They had no suggestions on how I should do that.
I only met the guy a couple of times and it was based entirely around the purchase of the vehicle. He lived a couple of counties away. I can only remember his first name and I don't think I ever knew his address.
Does anyone have any suggestion on how I can get the title out of my name or at the very least remove me from liability of it? I doubt it still exists let alone being driven, but one can never be certain.