Wow. Two years ago, here in NY, I had a new breaker box installed and my attic re-wired. The inspector was only concerned with the outside of the house (entry to house from street). He never came in the house for the box - or attic.
HERE IN DALLAS, BACK IN THE OLD DAYS, THE CITY WOULD TELL US IF THE COST OF THE JOB WAS UNDER $600 THEY DIDNT WANT TO BE BOTHERED WITH IT. NOW THEY TELL US IF WE HANG A CEILING FAN, WE ARE SUPPOSSED TO GET A PERMIT.