A Development Permit and a Building Permit are required for decks (> 0.6m) and balconies and are not required for patios (<0.6m). Patios are still required to have a minimum distance from property lines.
There are many considerations to every project such as:
Hinton's Land Use Bylaw describes rules and requirements for building decks, patios, and balconies in town.
Check out the Inspections Group reference guide for guidelines on applying for Building Permits.