Birmingham City Council and police have new powers to remove travellers from illegal sites at two hours notice.
Extra powers to evict travellers from publicly-owned land have been adopted under new rules for dealing with illegal encampments.
Its formal adoption by the city council comes after traveller camps hit the national headlines over the forced eviction from Dale Farm in Basildon.
Under an earlier protocol drawn up five years ago, the council would give a standard seven-day eviction notice to move caravans from parks and open spaces.
But residents in many areas have become frustrated at the length of time they have to wait for the caravans to leave and their parks to become cleaned.
Under a new council and police agreement, which was agreed by the public protection committee last Friday, if senior council officers believe there is an urgent need, the police can be called to give occupiers two hours to vacate.
In most other cases the travellers will have two days to move on from public parks and open spaces.
The seven-day limit will continue to apply to other sites such as industrial waste ground where there is little urgency.
The new beefed-up powers have been welcomed by councillors who said they frequently received calls from residents fed up with the nuisance caused by travellers.
Coun Vivienne Barton (Con, Bartley Green) said: “Over the last 12 months we have been bombarded by them in my ward.
“The mess they leave behind is terrible. We had human excrement left in parks where children play.”
The committee was told that private landowners would still need to make their own eviction arrangements, unless public nuisance or crime is an issue.
The total of recorded illegal caravan pitches in the city fell from a high point of 731 in 2002-3 to under 100 in 2009-10. But last summer and this saw the number rise to more than 350.
Birmingham’s only official traveller site, at Tameside Drive, Castle Vale, has been monopolised by the Doherty family and their caravans for about 20 years.
The family has fought a successful legal battle against eviction by the City Council.