You're right...it wouldn't fly with the inspector, but inspections aren't required if one is only adding a light or outlet, etc. Only when visible capital improvement (hence property tax) has been made does the building inspector even want to be involved, and that's for the city area. As far as rural, no inspections unless the PoCo gets involved, then it's from an electrical inspector. This is new since 01/01/01 (I love that date...)
Get this... the PoCo needs more inspectors and wants ME to come down and get a brochure on what to do to become one... Imagine that...!!!