Drivers returning to their cars parked illegally on Atlanta streets may find the vehicles have been booted.
With the new year, Atlanta has begin enforcing an ordinance that targets violators with at least three outstanding parking tickets.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution says drivers will also have to pay $50 a day to remove the boot.
Up to now, Atlanta has allowed booting of vehicles on private property by city-licensed companies.
The new law is part of a plan called PARKatlanta that also calls for meter installation and maintenance, meter revenue collection, electronic processing of ticketing and payments and delinquent collections.