There is excellent general information about small claims court at these two websites, including information about filing and serving your case, how to prepare for your hearing, and how to enforce your judgment:
Placer County Small Claims Advisor: 530-823-1019
This is a voicemail-based system. Leave a message and they will call you back. It can sometimes take a few days if they are very busy. Before calling the small claims advisor, we recommend that you check the information available at the above Web sites, which are very thorough and will probably answer your question.
Alternative Dispute Resolution Option
If you would like to try to resolve your dispute without going to court, contact Placer Dispute Resolution Services