GREENSBORO, N.C. — Pretty soon, parking on a front lawn could cost you even more.

The city of Greensboro is cracking down on drivers who park vehicles on their front lawns and toughening the ordinance.

Effective July 1, vehicle owners will receive a warning for any vehicle parked on a lawn. After that, they’ll receive a $50 parking ticket.

If an owner fails to pay for three parking tickets — over a 90-day period — the city could put a wheel lock on the vehicles in violation.

The rules can be found in Chapter 30-11-11 of the Land Development Ordinance.

According to the ordinance, “all parking for single-family and two-family dwellings shall be provided so as to maintain a primarily residential appearance in front yards, and to protect the quality and character of residential neighborhoods.