They usually leave a sticker or initial the permit on site. Occasionally they leave a correction notice.
The only problem I've had in regard to a sticker is the POCO won't connect unless there's an inspection sticker on the meter socket. In their usual style of "quality customer service", if there's no sticker they leave without doing the work and without informing anyone that they were there.
We are required to sign the job card, issue a correction, or leave "door knocker" (probably akin to sticker in other jurisdictions) if the job is locked up or not ready or the plans and/or job card is missing. Of course that's if we can even find the jobsite. Some of you guys think we are mindreaders. You call for an inspection in a 14 story building and don't give a suite number let alone the floor number. Or you call for an inspection in a 10 acre campus that has a dozen buildings and don't tell the guard at the gate that inspector is coming and where we are supposed to go. So I sit there for while he calls someone who is in a meeting who doesn't know anyway and has to call someone else to find out in the end that no one knows anything because (as I find out later) it's being handled by facilities personel who are offsite at a seminar. So I turn around without ever entering the gate.
And then you call my boss and complain that we are holding up your job. I just gotta laugh!!! Absolutley hilarious!!!!!!
WV State law requires a copy of the inspection report to be given to the owner. I'm not sure if this applies just to us agency inspectors or if it also applies to inspectors that work for city & county governments.
Few things are harder to put up with than the annoyance of a good example.