when i read some of the subjects here it looks like house inspections are not required some places, but i can't tell where they are from someitmes. i know in oregon and california they have to do inspections. is there a list somewhere? it would be interesting to see
Indiana is pretty tough on inspections. Contractors: All new residential electrical construction is to have a rough-in and finish inpections. Remodel inpections: if any structural member or members is exposed, you are required to have an inspection.
As a homeowner: you are allowed to do electrical, plumbing, and general work to the residence, without an inspection, as long as the homeowner is the occupant. It is because of this section of code that many plumbing and electrical contractors are kept busy doing troubleshooting and repair work.
I agreee with John. Here in NJ it is pretty well spelled out for contractors. We have lic. laws for electric. Contractors and Plumbers. These people should know what is expected of them. Plus they should know when inspections are required of them.
Cindy Nebraska like NJ has a good electrical law. But I can go over to Iowa be outside a city limit and no permit,license or any inspection is required. Iowa does not have a state electrical board and it law is very weak. Different areas have different rules and results. If you chose to travel for work you have to get familiar with the local requirements, if any.