After how much money I paid for a building/electrical permit ($200) for a dinky 400 sq/ft basement remodel and how little inspecting I feel they actually did, it makes me question whether to pull another electrical permit for the same project. On the final they didn't even open up the service panel; just used the built in test features of the AFCI to test it. Plugged in an outlet tester. That was about it.
Same here. My electrical inspection cost $400. The guy did even less than what you describe. My dryer receptacle didn't even have a cover (still doesn't) and I still passed. Were it not for the fact I was building a complete house (tough to hide that), I wouldn't have pulled a permit at all.